Senate Bill 1742 (text here), modelled on the Lousiana science education bill (2008), requires the state board of education to help teachers promote “critical thinking, logical analysis, open and objective discussion of scientific theories including, but not limited to, evolution, the origin of life, global warming, and human cloning” if the school board wants. Teachers are also allowed to use supplemental texts and other materials.
An Act relating to school curriculum; creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act; providing short title; providing legislative intent; providing for the assistance of teachers in teaching scientific curriculum; promoting critical thinking; allowing for open discussion of scientific theories; directing teachers to teach certain material; allowing supplemental material to be taught; prohibiting the promotion of a particular belief system; directing the State Board of Education to adopt rules; providing for codification; providing for noncodification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
We note that “global warming” is in there too. Someone could open a window there as well.
See also: Indiana Senate passes bill to teach Christian, Hindu, and Scientology origin of life – among others …
Missouri: Bill to give equal treatment to intelligent design, evolution?
Here and here are sponsoring senator Josh Brecheen’s thoughts on the subject in the Durant Daily Democrat
Note: Did someone mention Oklahoma? Don’t forget the Metaphysics and Engineering conference there in June – Walter Bradley as keynote speaker