Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has appointed a man to be acting education commissioner who in the past has expressed support for teaching creationism in public schools.
Dr. William Beardsley is the former president of Bangor-based Husson University and is considered a close associate of LePage. Beardsley’s academic credentials are not in doubt, but his understanding of basic science is questionable: He expressed unequivocal support for teaching creationism during his unsuccessful 2010 bid to become the Republican nominee for governor. Read more