Let me introduce myself before I fulfill my purpose in writing this letter. I am co-chair of the writing committee that is
drafting new science standards for the State of Kansas. The committee's refusal to remove evolution from its draft science
standards in order to placate several conservative state members of the Kansas State Board of Education has attracted national
I write this letter to express my deep appreciation and thanks to you for taking time from your busy schedule to discuss evolution
with three members of the Kansas State Board of Education. Independent reports from Mrs. DeFever, a KSBE member, Dr. Labov,
and Mr. Pratt, both of the CMSEE staff, tell me that the meeting went well.
Again, thank you for your time spent in the service of quality science education for Kansas school children.