New Mexico moves to defuse outrage over science standards

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New Mexico moves to defuse outrage over science standards

Roman Catholic Pastor Vincent Paul Chavez, right, of the Saint Therese school and parish in Albuquerque, protests proposed state science standards on behalf of the Santa Fe Archdiocese outside a public hearing in Santa Fe on Monday. The proposed standards for public schools has come under intense criticism for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences.
A packed public hearing is held Monday in Santa Fe on a proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools.

New Mexico moves to defuse outrage over science standards

Roman Catholic Pastor Vincent Paul Chavez, right, of the Saint Therese school and parish in Albuquerque, protests proposed state science standards on behalf of the Santa Fe Archdiocese outside a public hearing in Santa Fe on Monday. The proposed standards for public schools has come under intense criticism for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences.
A packed public hearing is held Monday in Santa Fe on a proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools.
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