Recently, the County Board of Education balked at using a textbook that taught evolution but not Christian Intelligent Design. In the end, the county board followed the law for the very few students in their system and adopted a state approved textbook as they always were going to anyway. My theory was that they wanted to attract media attention to their political cause when they brought up this issue. It worked!
A guy that lived in a cave for close to two years is making fun of County Board of Education member Ron Matthews in this video I found on youtube.com
Warning: There is foul language at the very beginning.
A question that was not answered for me from local articles has to do with the original complaint. It came from Carl Olsen( you can view his website by clicking on the link) that lives in the San Fernando Valley but has a daughter at Simi Valley High School. How did he come to be involved in a dispute about a 7th grade textbook used by Ventura County Office of Education Schools ( which is different than local schools). Was there a notice in local papers? The Acorn makes him seem like a concerned parent instead of a dedicated activist. ( For the record being devoted to a cause is not a bad thing in my book).
It seems either he pays really close attention as he is part of a textbook activist organization, or someone from the county board talked to him about the book in advanced.