Josh Breechen

In 1999, a Minnesota educator was removed from teaching biology, after school administrators learned he was focusing on creationism, and not evolution.

A bill now heading to the Oklahoma House floor would protect teachers from such backlash, if they chose to do something similar.

The House General Government Oversight and Accountability Committee voted 4-3 Thursday to send the Senate-passed bill to the House floor for a vote.

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Some Oklahoma legislators have big concerns about the newly proposed academic standards.

Both the House and the Senate have filed measures seeking to disapprove the standards until changes are made. The House also filed a second measure to approve them.

Senator Josh Brecheen is leading the charge against the standards on the Senate side, and said they need more work before they hit teacher’s desks. His main concern is that neither set of standards, in English or math, contain examples for teachers to follow.