Texas will no longer require educators to teach weaknesses of all scientific theories, including those of evolution.
The change was approved March 27 by the State Board of Education in a 13-2 vote, adopting new state science curriculum standards that will be in place for the next decade.
But in a compromise plan, teachers will be required to have students scrutinize "all sides" of scientific theories, a move criticized by evolution activists.
The vote capped a week of impassioned debate that had scientists, teachers, and textbook publishers from around the country focused on Texas.
The board tentatively adopted the new curriculum standards on March 26.