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Louisiana's Science Education Act (2012)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-04-23

Duration: 00:27:24

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Forrest, Barbara, 1952- | Passman, Suzanne | Louisiana Science Education Act | CREATIONISM | Evolution


  • Forrest, Barbara Speaker
  • Passman, Suzanne Speaker


Speeches by Barbara Forrest and Suzanne Passman before the Baton Rouge Press Club on April 23, 2012. Forrest is a philosophy professor at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond and Passman is a homeschool biology teacher. They both discuss Louisiana’s controversial Science Education Act. Forrest argues that the purpose of the Science Education Act is to allow teachers to teach creationism in the classroom, while Passman argues that it provides the opportunity to teach controversial issues. Both speakers answer questions from the press.