Thursday, February 17, 2011


Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

Zachary Kopplin has been getting a lot of good press lately.*

As Barbara Forrest explains:

On December 7, the day that the Student/School Performance and Support Committee (SSPS) of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted to approve new biology textbooks, Zachary Kopplin's letter to the Shreveport Times was published: "La. students need proper scientific textbooks without creationism." Zack is a senior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School who assisted the Louisiana Coalition for Science in making the case to the SSPS Committee for approving the textbooks. (He also testified at the November 12, 2010, meeting of the Textbook/Media/Library Advisory Council.) As his senior project at school, he has chosen to mount an effort to have the Louisiana Science Education Act repealed. Readers of this website will be hearing much more about this effort in the near future.

Go to Zack's website and see if you can help.


* Here's some:

"Our views: Student backs good science," The Baton Rouge Advocate, December 28, 2010

"David v. Goliath: Louisiana Student Girds For Battle On Behalf Of Sound Science," The Wall of Separation, Americans United for Separation of Church and State blog, February 14, 2011

"Louisiana: Repeal the Creationism Law," Panda's Thumb, February 17, 2011

"High School Senior Leads Effort to Repeal Louisiana Anti-Evolution Law," Lauri Lebo, Religion Dispatches, February 17, 2011

"Campaign to Repeal Louisiana's Creationism Law," The Sensuous Curmudgeon, February 17, 2011

"This week in awesome: Zach Kopplin," Walter Pierce, The Independent Weekly, February 17, 2011

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