Ernie Harris http://wkyufm.org en Beshear to Set Aside Decision by Lawmakers to Reject New Science Standards http://wkyufm.org/post/beshear-set-aside-decision-lawmakers-reject-new-science-standards <p></p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he will override a legislative committee’s decision to reject new science standards for public school students.&nbsp;</p><p>The Kentucky Board of Education already approved the Next Generation Science Standards this year, but they were subject to legislative review. The regulation review committee shot down the new standards 5-1 Wednesday, following public criticism that they included teachings on evolution and climate change.</p><p>Committee co-chair Senator Ernie Harris rejected the standards, calling them&nbsp; inferior to Kentucky’s current standards.</p><p>“I probably got 100 comments from people around the state to find these regs deficient, and I think I got may three or four in support of the regs," Sen. Harris said.</p><p>By law, the governor can override these types of legislative decisions. Beshear says he’s disappointed in the committee’s decision and will move forward with implementation anyway. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:59:57 +0000 Devin Katayama 36920 at http://wkyufm.org Beshear to Set Aside Decision by Lawmakers to Reject New Science Standards