Rick Perry's magical thinking

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to visit Maryland in person to encourage local business leaders to move their companies to the Lone Star State ("Gov. Rick Perry to visit Maryland with pitch for Texas," Sept. 12).

While he's at it, he should remind them that their children will attend public schools run by a state board of education that insists on inserting creationism into the biology curriculum.

Perhaps Governor Perry then can explain how substituting magic and superstition for science prepares Texas students for the high-tech jobs he covets.

Joseph D. McInerney, Lutherville

The writer is a former president of the National Association of Biology Teachers and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study.

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