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[Education] Maine Goes Full r****d And Appoints Creationist As Education Commissioner

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  1. Cohete Rojo

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    This is bad. Texas already has its issues with creationist attempts to interject nonsense into the classrooms, but what Maine is doing isn't just bad - it's worse.

    [rQUOTEr]Maine’s ultra-conservative governor appoints creationist buddy as education commissioner

    ine’s ultra-conservative governor appointed a creationist crony to head the state’s education commission.

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage tapped Bill Beardsley to replace the retiring Jim Rier as acting education commissioner, reported the Bangor Daily News.

    Beardsley served as president of LePage’s alma mater, Husson University, from 1987 to 2010, and he also served as LePage’s conservation commissioner in 2011 until the position was absorbed into the Department of Agriculture in 2012.

    He was among the Republican candidates LePage defeated in 2010 for the party’s gubernatorial nomination, and he revealed some of his staunchly conservative and anti-science positions during the “lightning round” of a GOP candidates debate on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

    Beardsley was asked whether the state’s public schools should teach creationism alongside evolution, and he said simply: “I would teach creationism.”

    The candidates were also asked whether they believed global warming was caused by human activities.

    “I believe we should be focusing on our economy rather than chasing after issues that haven’t been proven in science,” Beardsley said.

    LePage can permanently appoint Beardsley as education commissioner after his six-month term as acting commissioner expires, but the permanent appointment must be approved by the Education Committee and the Board of Education.

    The State Senate must then confirm the appointment.[/rQUOTEr]
     
  2. KingCheetah

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    WTF...
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    Beardsley was asked whether the state’s public schools should teach creationism alongside evolution, and he said simply: “I would teach creationism.”

    The candidates were also asked whether they believed global warming was caused by human activities.

    “I believe we should be focusing on our economy rather than chasing after issues that haven’t been proven in science,” Beardsley said.
     

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