This matters because the same nonsense happened in West Bend back in the 80's and is still percolating up in Grantsburg, WI.
In Texas, a Line in the Curriculum Revives Evolution Debate:
Even as federal courts have banned the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in biology courses, social conservatives have gained 7 of 15 seats on the Texas board in recent years, and they enjoy the strong support of Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican.
What kind of sense does it make for a Governor to back a curriculum change that 25 years of unambiguous federal court decisions (the last in Dover PA by a conservative Bush appointee) have categorized as unconstitutional and illegal?
Apparently it makes political sense.