Nobel laureates push repeal of La. education law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 40 Nobel Prize-winning scientists are urging Gov. Bobby Jindal and Louisiana lawmakers to repeal a law that allows public school science teachers to use supplemental materials in their classrooms beyond state-approved textbooks.

In a letter released Thursday, the Nobel laureates say the “Louisiana Science Education Act” of 2008 creates a pathway for creationism and other non-scientific instruction to be taught in science classes.

“Louisiana’s students deserve to be taught proper science rather than religion presented as science,” says the letter representing a list of prominent scientists who over the last four decades have won the Nobel for physics, chemistry, physiology and medicine.

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