Over at Skepchick, Sam -- a triple threat of good looks, intelligence/skepticism, and writing skills -- has a complete breakdown of the situation in Texas where Constitution-shredding creationists are trying to indoctrinate kids into their own little bubble of antireality.
In a week, the Texas State Board of Education will vote on the final standards to be adopted for science education in their state. Remember, Texas is a huge state, and they drive the textbook publishers' business. If Texas decides that evolution is wrong, or they push their phony "academic freedom" nonsense (as long as that freedom doesn't extend to things they don't like, such as science) , then textbook publishers will roll over and make their books to follow suit. Those books will then get sold all over the country.
So this is not a joke. This is serious.
Sam has clear instructions in his post on what you can do to save the Lone Star State, and save the rest of the country. If you live in Texas, please go take a look, and then take action.