A press release from the Department of Education gives a few more details about the hearing being held Monday in Orlando about the state science standards.
Monday, February 11, 2008
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Orlando International Airport
9000 Airport Boulevard
Of special note is that there will be a live feed of the meeting over the Internet, and that the Board of Education members are supposed to be watching.
Any individuals wishing to address the State Board of Education regarding the proposed science standards are invited to speak at the hearing. Speakers will be allotted three minutes each. State Board of Education members will view the hearing via live Web cast or will be presented with a video recording of the entire meeting.
Apparently, there will be a link to the feed at the Florida Department of Education website that day.
Unfortunately, many people (especially teachers) will be at work during this hearing. I know I will be. So, who can take the time to attend and speak up for sound science education?
These new science standards are excellent, but because they use the dreaded “e‑word,” the Disco. Inst. and its stooges are stirring up controversy. If you can be in Orlando mid-day on Monday, you can tell the Board of Education to do the right thing, and pass the excellent standards that their expert committee drafted for them.