Minden Press-Herald

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Aug 29th

Senate rejects attempt to kill La. Science Act

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly rejected an attempt Monday to repeal a 2008 law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside of the adopted textbook in the classroom — leeway critics say turns science into religion.

It was Sen. Karen Carter Peterson's second unsuccessful effort this session to get the Louisiana Science Education Act removed from state law.

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