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Jul 26, 2010 3:15 PM by Melissa Canone

Louisiana Science Textbooks Public Input on Evolution

MONROE, La. (AP) - A group of concerned educators, parents and students will visit the Ouachita Parish Public Library this week to examine the latest science textbooks considered for placement in
Louisiana's classrooms.

The News-Star reports they want to see how the subject of evolution will be taught and to give the state textbook adoption committee their views.

Public input is part of the state's textbook adoption process, which also includes review by state and district level textbook committees and approval by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Louisiana's textbook adoption process results in the replacement of textbooks for each subject every seven years.

The science textbooks approved this year will be placed in the classroom for the 2011-12 school year.

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