Yes, it’s true – the Dover Area school board was swept out of office in yesterday’s election. Eight of the nine board members were up for re-election, and all were defeated. Board member Alan Bonsell, who was one of the driving forces behind the addition of “intelligent design” to the science curriculum, received the least amount of votes, according to newspaper reports.
Here are some links to stories about the election. Unfortunately I haven’t actually been able to read the York Daily Record story yet – their server seems to be overloaded with hits at the moment.
As someone in our office pointed out, this is great timing for the movie. Believe it or not, Paramount actually sent a representative to observe the trial. They are thinking of making it into a movie. Of course, we’ve already started thinking about casting. (Rumor has it one of our lawyers wants to be played by George Clooney.)