Texas will no longer require educators to teach weaknesses of all scientific theories, including those of evolution.

The change was approved March 27 by the State Board of Education in a 13-2 vote, adopting new state science curriculum standards that will be in place for the next decade.

But in a compromise plan, teachers will be required to have students scrutinize "all sides" of scientific theories, a move criticized by evolution activists.

The vote capped a week of impassioned debate that had scientists, teachers, and textbook publishers from around the country focused on Texas.

The board tentatively adopted the new curriculum standards on March 26.

The March


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