Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) will "probably" sign a bill meant to protect teachers who allow students to question and criticize "controversial" scientific theories such as evolution, he told reporters on Monday.
The measure, which has been dubbed the "monkey bill" by critics who claim it's a backdoor approval of religious teachings in public schools, passed votes in the state Senate and House last month.Students getting to quote fundamentalist talking points in biology class...awesome.
I guess we can dig up zombie William Jennings Bryan now to celebrate, he'll find plenty of unused brains along the Cumberland River.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]