14 Years of “Academic Freedom” Proposals

2004

Status of measures

Sources: National Center for Science Education; Nicholas Matzke, Australian National University

Measures that would permit educators to teach “diverse” views on topics like evolution and climate change have circulated for 14 years. Most often, they are introduced and die in committee. A handful of times, they have advanced, meaning they have been adopted by either the House or the Senate, but did not become law.