January 9, 2007 1:01PM

Silver Lining in the National Science Standard Cloud

Andrew Coulson does a wonderful job illuminating just how misguided and doomed national curriculum standards are … but there is a silver lining! With national science standards, we can all look forward to a vicious national debate on Intelligent Design versus Evolutionary Theory!

Just think of the fun: instead of those boring discussions of national security, we’ll have presidential debates and party litmus tests on Darwin … and if we’re lucky, on judicial nominees’ position on Darwin! Perhaps each party can include an entire curriculum in their platform. A national discussion about precisely what every single child should learn in their first 12 years of schooling is exactly what we need to bring a bit of heat and life back into this snooze‐​fest “Era of Good Feelings,” Part II that we’re living in.