Have a read. Looks innocuous enough? There's lots of talk about critical thinking and objective discussion and all that good stuff.
Don't believe a word of it.
This is nothing more than a cynical and underhanded stealth attack on science education.
The sole purpose of this document is to allow Creationism to be taught as scientific theory in public schools.
Of course there's no mention of Creationism, or even its modern equivalent Intelligent Design.
But note that the bill makes specific mention of
" . . . evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning."
That seems like a rather specific list.
And then, the kicker is in this paragraph:
"A teacher shall teach the material presented in the standard textbook supplied by the school system and thereafter may use supplemental textbooks and other instructional materials to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review scientific theories in an objective manner, as permitted by the city, parish, or other local public school board"
So if the school board is stacked with creationists, as is often the case in the US, then The Book of Genesis will be taught right alongside the standard science textbook.
And guess which one will be given more weight.
This is a science class. Surely we should be teaching science. And therefore listening to scientists. Only.
This stuff isn't a matter of opinion. It isn't a matter of theology.
It's open to debate, of course. But debate on rational, logical and scientific grounds. Not some manufactured debate of Religion vs Science designed solely to make the local ministers look like heroes to their parish.
I'm deeply disturbed by this.