Mp3 audio files of the Texas State Board of Education sessions regarding the state's "science" standards are posted below. They can be either played here (click player) or downloaded (click link).

Running commentary was blogged live at
  1. chron.com (by Steven Shafersman, Texas Citizens for Science)
    better version: http://www.texscience.org/meetings/sboe-live-blog-2009March25-27.htm
  2. tfnblog (Texas Freedom Network)
  3. scienceblogs.com/tfk/ (Josh Rosenau, National Center for Science Education), and
  4. culturalnoise.blogspot.com (Paul Murray, Texas Citizens for Science)
  • Except for #2, I think these are not officially blogs of the organizations with whom the bloggers are affiliated.
  • The link above is for the earliest post on each blog for these events. Follow the links for later posts on the SBOE meetings.

For audio of previous meetings:

Wednesday, March 25 (public testimony)

First 2 hours
  • Today's rules, & first two testifiers (first 11 min.; the live feed started a few minutes late, so I had to recover this part later from the archives).
  • All others before the break (after the first two testifiers).
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Second 2 hours
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Third 2 hours
  • all but the final two testifiers (includes testimony by Eugenie Scott)
  • final two (James Westgate & Steven Schafersman - I had to retrieve these from the TEA archives because the hearings ran long and I was teaching class at the time.)
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Thursday, March 26 (SBOE, as Committee of the Full Board; Mavis Knight participating by phone)


  • First part on Science TEKS

  • Second part on Science TEKS


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  • Third part on Science TEKS

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Friday, March 27 (SBOE action meeting; Knight & Berlanga participating by phone)

(Note: These include two remarkable speeches by SBOE Chairman McLeroy)
  • First part on Science TEKS
  • Second part on Science TEKS
  • Third part on Science TEKS
  • Fourth part on Science TEKS