Gov. Bill Haslam declined Tuesday to veto House Bill 368/Senate Bill 893, which would open up the debate in classrooms regarding scientific issues such as evolution, global warming, creationism, et al.
Haslam said: "I do not believe that this legislation changes the scientific standards that are taught in our schools or the curriculum that is used by our teachers. However, I also don’t believe that it accomplishes anything that isn’t already acceptable in our schools.
“The bill received strong bipartisan support, passing the House and Senate by a three-to-one margin, but good legislation should bring clarity and not confusion. My concern is that this bill has not met this objective. For that reason, I will not sign the bill but will allow it to become law without my signature.”
Do you agree with Haslam's take on the bill? What about his decision not to put his signature on a veto but say the bill doesn't meet the objective it should?