My big problem with Obama's budget is that he fails to take into account that the majority of Republicans think evolution and global warming are myths.
How on earth do we expect some sort of Grand Bargain with people who, when faced with facts, stick their fingers in their ears and scream "LA LA LA"?
They want to teach the controversy and the media wants to report it, without ever telling you that one side is completely insane and will not listen to facts.
That is the context upon which we got Senator Kyl's statement that his previous statement (a lie about Planned Parenthood) "was not intended to be a factual statement."
Republicans just lie. On purpose. And now they are going to be lying to kids about science.
""There is virtually no scientific controversy among the overwhelming majority of researchers on the core facts of global warming and evolution," said Alan I. Leshner, the chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which publishes the leading journal Science. "Asserting that there are significant scientific controversies about the overall nature of these concepts, when there are none, will only confuse students, not enlighten them,""
- Teaching of evolution under siege - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)