Many of the academic freedom bills filling the state legislatures in the US ask that the "strengths and weaknesses" of evolution be taught. One state in particular, Texas, will have a broader impact on science education in the US since it is one of the biggest buyers of textbooks in the country and publishers don't like to make different versions for different states, according to the New York Times.

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