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Texas Board of Education appointee denies pushing creationism

Source: dallasnews.com Posted By: Oliver Z...3464 days ago

AUSTIN – State Board of Education Chairman Don McLeroy vigorously denied Wednesday that he has tried to push his creationist beliefs into textbooks and curriculum standards for Texas schools.

Under sharp questioning from members of the Senate Nominations Committee, the College Station Republican said that although he holds creationist views – such as that the earth is only 6,000 years old – he has never acted to have creationism or "intelligent design" taught in science classes or textbooks.

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