Kansas, infamous not so long ago for having “banned” evolution, scored a B grade and stood out among its neighbors in a damning new study of states’ science standards by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The researchers declared Kansas’ standards a “decidedly mixed bag,” describing the life science and physics standards as “generally clear and rigorous,” those covering chemistry “middling,” and those for earth and space science “mediocre at best.” The report added that “evolution is sidestepped or ignored until grades 8-12, where a brief but very good treatment appears.” Oklahoma and Nebraska were among 10 states to earn F’s. Only California and the District of Columbia had straight A’s.
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