Kentucky Legislative Panel Rejection

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A legislative panel has rejected the state's proposed new science education standards, citing a groundswell of opposition across Kentucky.

The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee voted 5-1 on Wednesday to find the standards deficient. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll be tossed aside. Gov. Steve Beshear could implement them anyway.

Robert Bevins, president of Kentuckians for Science Education, said rejecting the new standards would be a horrible embarrassment for the state.