Science Standards

Kansas Science Standards, 2004-2005










 

IDnet Press Release regarding adoption of Kansas Science Standards on November 8, 2005

Science Education Standards Adopted by the Kansas State Board on November 8, 2005

Reply of Authors of Minority Report, dated September 27, 2005, to:

September 9, 2005, letter of Elie Wiesel and 37 other Nobel Laureates criticizing changes to the Kansas Science Standards and urging the Board to vote against them.

Press Release:  Nobel Laureates Fail to Do Their Homework

One page summary of changes added by the Kansas State Board, as of July 12, 2005.

Comprehensive summary of Revisions added by the Kansas State Board to Draft 2(c) of Science Standards, as of July 12, 2005


Opposition to the Revisions filed by a Majority of the Science Writing Committee August 2, 2005

Definitive Reply to Opposition to the Revisions filed with the Board on August 8, 2005.

Synopsis of Reply to Opposition.

Preliminary Reply of the Authors of the Minority Report to the Opposition to the Revisions, dated August 2, 2005


Reply of Jonathan Wells, PhD to certain claims made by the Opposition to the Revisions, dated August 1, 2005


SUGGESTED FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW FILED WITH THE SCIENCE COMMITTEE ON MAY 26, 2005 BY COUNSEL FOR THE AUTHORS OF THE MINORITY REPORT 

Opposition Brief Filed May 26, 2005

Reply of John H. Calvert, Esq. to Opposition Brief, dated June 6, 2005.

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LIST OF WITNESSES WHO TESTIFIED ON MAY 5, 6 & 7 FOR THE MINORITY REPORT.
 
Summary of Proposals
Letter of transmittal, dated March 29, 2005, recommending favorable consideration of Proposed revisions to Draft 2 of Kansas Science Standards, dated March 9, 2005
Proposed Revisions to Kansas Science Standards Draft 2,With Explanations, dated, March 29, 2005
Proposed Revisions to Kansas Science Standards Draft 2,With Explanations, dated, March 29, 2005 (Marked generally in blue to show areas of substantive change from the proposals dated December 10, 2004).
Kansas Science Education Standards, Working Draft dated March 9, 2005 (Draft 2)
Remarks of Greg Lassey regarding Draft 2 of the Minority Report to the Kansas State Board of Education on April 13, 2005

 

Remarks of John H. Calvert, Esq. regarding hearings about the Minority Report to the Kansas State Board of Education on April 13, 2005

 

IDNET PRESS RELEASE dated December 10, 2004: MEMBERS OF SCIENCE STANDARDS COMMITTEE URGE OBJECTIVITY IN ORIGINS SCIENCE

 

Letter of transmittal, dated December 10, 2004, recommending favorable consideration of Proposed revisions to Draft 1 of Kansas Science Standards, dated October 28, 2004 that were delivered to the Board on December 7, 2004

 

Proposed Revisions to Kansas Science Standards Draft 1,With Explanations, dated, December 10, 2004

 

Kansas Science Education Standards, Working Draft dated October 29, 2004 (Draft 1), submitted to the Kansas State Board on December 7, 2004

 

Remarks of John H. Calvert, Esq. to the Kansas Science Writing Committee on October 28, 2004, regarding the Constitutionality of Standards that promote the philosophy of Naturalism.

Who Can Answer My Question? This two minute skit demonstrates a fundamental problem with a naturalistic definition of science.



PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATION  

Remarks of John Calvert to the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on June 20, 2005


Kansas Science Standards 
1999 - 2001

1. Kansas Curricular Standards for Science Education.  Adopted December 7, 1999. 

2. Kansas Science Education Standards,  Sixth Draft of Science Writing Team-December, 2000.
3. Black Lined Copy of Kansas Science Education Standards Shown in Item 1 above Showing Changes Reflected in the Draft of the Science Writing Team shown in Item 2 above,  dated December, 2000
4.  IDnet Commentary and Proposed Revisions to Kansas Science Education Standards, Sixth Draft of Science Writing Team - December, 2000.
5.  "Response of the Writing Committee to the Cover Letter and Document Prepared by the Intelligent Design Network,"  dated January 30, 2001.
6.  IDnet Letter to Kansas State Board of Education dated February 8, 2001, Urging the Board to Keep  Naturalism out of Kansas Science Standards and Responding to Comments of the Science Writing  Committee.
 

Montana Objective Origins Science Policy and Legislation:

Remarks of John Calvert to the Montana Legislature Regarding Legislation that Misinforms about Kansas Science Standards, dated February 6, 2005
Objective Origins Science Policy Adopted by Darby Montana School Board
Opinion of John H. Calvert, Esq. regarding the Legality of the Darby Policy, dated February 19, 2004.


Minnesota Science Standards

Proposed Minnesota Science Standards, dated Dec 19, 2003

Minority (Letter to The Honorable Cheri Pierson Yecke, Ph.D., the Commissioner of Education, dated December 7, 2003, Subject Minnesota Science Standards Minority Report A Call for Common Ground on Evolution, Not Polarization, from Duane Quam, Kathryn Duffield, Dave Eaton, and Heather McKinley, members of the Science Writing Committee)

Memorandum supporting the Minority Report, by John H. Calvert, Esq. on behalf of parents having students enrolled in Minnesota Public Schools, dated January 23, 2004.

Testimony of John H. Calvert, Esq. before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee on January 23, 2004 in support of the Minority Report.

For more information on Minnesota science standards click here.


New Mexico Science Standards

Final New Mexico Science Content Standards, Benchmarks and Performance Standards (Approved August 28, 2003)

Actions taken to move New Mexico Science Standards towards objectivity in origins science (August 28, 2003).

IDnet New Mexico Web Site which provides much more information on the New Mexico Standards.



West Virginia Science Standards

Proposed Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools
IDnet letter to West Virginia Department of Education, dated January 6, 2003, commenting on Proposed West Virginia Science Policy 2520.3 which provides Science Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools
SUMMARY OF SUGGESTIONS AND IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS for Proposed West Virginia SCIENCE - POLICY 2520.3, dated January 6, 2003

Letter of the AFA of West Virginia to the President of the West Virginia State Board of Education, dated January 8, 2003.

Response of an agent of the NCSE, Lawrence Lerner, to the IDnet letter dated January 6, 2003

Reply of IDnet to Report of Lawrence Lerner regarding the IDnet Letter dated January 6, 2003.



Ohio Science Standards

Information on proposed Ohio Science Standards and Science Excellence for All Ohioans (SEAO) web site.

February 4, 2002 Report on Comments on the Modifications.

Press Release regarding February 4, 2002 Report on Comments on the Modifications.

Remarks of John H. Calvert, J.D. to the Science Standards Committee of the Ohio State Board of Education on January 13, 2002.

Memoranda From John Calvert to the Science Standards Committee of the Ohio State Board of Education, Regarding the Freiler Case, dated February 4, 2002

Letter from John Calvert to the Chairmen of the Science Standards Committee Regarding the Remarks of David Haury, Ph.D. on February 4, 2002, dated February 27, 2002.

Letter to Ohio State Board of Education by Representatives John Boehner and Steve Chabor regarding the effect of the Santorum Language in the provisions of the Conference Report that accompanied HR 1, The Leave No Child Behind Act of 2001, dated March 15, 2002.

Fifty-two Ohio Scientists Call for Academic Freedom on Darwin's Theory, March 20, 2002.

Zogby Poll shows 78% of Ohioans Favor Teaching Intelligent Design, May 10, 2002. 
Transcript of a Dialogue Between John Calvert, J.D., Managing Director of Intelligent Design network, inc. and Ray Vasvari, J.D., Legal Director of the ACLU of Ohio, as moderated by Walter Maripole, Host of the Civic Forum of the Air. on June 11, 2002, in Akron Ohio.

RESPONSE OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN NETWORK, INC.to A Resolution by The Ohio Academy of Science

OHIO STATE BOARD ADOPTS SCIENCE STANDARDS THAT PERMIT THE DISCUSSION OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN, December 11, 2002.

MEMORANDUM OF Jody Sjogren regarding Ohio Science Standards Vote on December 10, 2002, dated December 11, 2002

Memorandum dated December 16, 2002, from IDnet Managing Directors and Managers Responding to Resolution of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that seeks to Censor Intelligent Design - HTML version or PDF version




Ohio Legislation 
 

House Bill 481 and related Technical Explanation

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Testimony of John Calvert regarding HB 481 before the Education Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives on March 12, 2002
Sample of an HB 481 Policy for a School or School District
Technical Explanation of Objective Origins Science Policy for School
Senate Bill 222



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