FLORIDA: Gov-Elect Ron DeSantis Appoints Evolution, Climate Change Deniers To Education Transition Team

Education Week reports:

Newly elected Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed the members of his transition team for education—and on it are two people linked to efforts to weaken the teaching of evolution and climate change, among other topics.

One of them, Keith Flaugh, is the managing director of the Florida Citizens Alliance, a local advocacy organization which supports “individual rights.” In Collier County, Flaugh submitted dozens of objections to science textbooks, alongside three other residents also affiliated with the FCA.

“Man-made global warming [is] presented as fact when it is still very much a theory!” he wrote in one of the challenges. In another: “Books that treat evolution as a proven science are discriminating and bully children and families against their religious beliefs.”

(Via The Friendly Atheist)