"A bill passed last month by the Indiana Senate that would have allowed schools to teach religious stories of creation along with the theory of evolution when discussing the origins of life in science class is dead," according to the Indianapolis Star's education blog (February 14, 2012).
Speaker of the House, Brian Bosma (R-District 88), was disinclined to let it continue further, as the Times of Munster (February 2, 2012) reported, as was the chair of the House Education Committee, Robert Behning (R-District 91), as the Associated Press (February 7, 2012) reported.
Now, according to the Star's education blog, Bosma "moved the bill to the rules committee, a procedural step that all but assures it will not make it to a vote this year."
The bill would have to be approved by its committee and by the full House by March 5, 2012, in order to be passed by the legislature.
"I didn't disagree with the concept of the bill," Bosma said. "But I hesitate to micromanage local curricula.
Secondarily, I didn't think it was prudent to buy a lawsuit the state could ill afford at this point."
SB 89 was widely criticized by newspapers around the state...