The bad news from yesterday is that the Kansas Board of Education voted 6-4 yesterday to add “intelligent design” to the state’s standard for science education. The good news is that in Dover County, Pennsylvania, all eight school board members who mandated the teaching of intelligent design were defeated by a slate of candidates opposed to making the county a national embarrassment. Next year, Kansas voters can do the same thing — four of the six board members who favor intelligent design are up for reelection.
It’s really nice to see voters take care of a problem like this rather than letting the courts handle it. I’m for courts striking down unconstitutional laws, even if critics call it judicial activism, but it’s always preferable for voters to choose progress on their own.