Courtesy of Scientific American:

The Texas Board of Education has tentatively adopted new teaching standards that would make it more difficult to teach creationism in Lone Star state schools.

As it turns out, the Board of Education, by a one vote margin, feels that science classrooms should be a place to teach science, and not to preach that creationism is a valid, tested alternative to evolution.

This won’t be the last word on the matter until the Board takes it’s final vote in March, and in the interim, one can expect plenty of polite, reasonable and high minded debate, I’m sure. But there’s something to be said for taking a win where you can get one, and any movement towards solid science in public schools, rather than the advancement of religious agendas masquerading as education, definitely falls into the win column.