Tom Sawyer looks at an important race -- for the state school board
Sawyer brings "impressive credentials to the school board race. He is a former teacher and, most telling, a former lawmaker who has been deeply involved in education at the state and federal level."
"Fink referred to Sawyer supporters as ``just a small group of dogmatic scientists.'' Hardly. Their numbers are many. "
"They grasp the critical need for a rigorous science curriculum, one that avoids detours into the realm of faith. In Tom Sawyer, they have a candidate who recognizes the difference this election can make."
"Sawyer said the board should be more actively involved in solving how public schools are funded, but Owens Fink said ... the board should focus on creating model curriculum in all subjects that encourages critical analysis"
"incumbent Deborah Owens Fink, who has been a major advocate of inserting intelligent design into the curriculum."
"intelligent design, which also has been called teaching the controversy, critical analysis and controversial issues."