In South Carolina, things were mostly quiet after last year’s election and defeat of creationist candidate for state superintendent of education Karen Floyd, and the defeat of the pro-creationism language that the Discovery Institute tried to worm into the curriculum standards.
But you knew they wouldn’t give up. Now a young-earth creationist named Kristin Maguire has been elected as the chairperson of the State Board of Education. Her qualifications? She home-schooled her four children. And that’s it.
The South Carolinians for Science Education blog has more on this, both about Maguire’s election and about a new assault on the textbook selection process. Best stock up on the headache medicine now. It’s going to be a long 2008.