The New York Times (reg. req.) reports that the Ohio school board may change its policy that allows for teaching intelligent design in schools.
Midwest common sense is breaking out all over.
"All of that adds up to a sense of urgency and a sense of now is the time to clean up our act," said Robin C. Hovis, a stockbroker from Millersburg who is one of two board members pushing an emergency motion on Tuesday to delete the "critical analysis" language and the lesson plan. "There is an atmosphere among the board, at least a growing atmosphere, that this is a misguided policy and we better get rid of it."
The best part is that the Ohio lesson plans borrow heavily from Of Pandas and People and the Discovery Institute hails the Ohio lesson plans as an ideal "teach the controversy" model. Pandas was so heavily contaminated as a creationist text in Dover that no school board in its right mind will come near that book.