Zack Kopplin is a sophomore at Rice University and a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Zack grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and he is working to make sure that he and other Louisiana kids will be able to get jobs after they graduate. Since June, 2010, Zack has led the effort to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, Louisiana’s misnamed and misguided creationism law. He is organizing Louisiana students and citizens in support of his repeal. He is also involved in science activism challenging creationist school vouchers and fighting for biology textbooks that teach evolution.
About The Louisiana Science Education Act and the repeal
The Louisiana Science Education Act is stealth legislation to promote the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in public school science class.
Senator Karen Carter Peterson has sponsored two bills to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act and we are making progress. Our first bill was defeated 5-1 in the Louisiana Senate Education Committee. In our second attempt, be narrowed the vote down to 2-1. We will introduce a third bill in 2013, and expect to get even closer to a repeal.