Zack Kopplin of Repeal at Rising Tide 7

Sep 24, 2012 by

I was able to catch up with an amazing young man at Rising Tide last weekend, Zack Koppelin. As a high school senior he became one of the few voices of reason in Lousiana on the subject of education. His now legendary battles against Bobby Jindal’s creationist corruption of our educational system have garnered the support of over seventy-five Nobel laureates.

Here is a quick conversation I had with him after his panel appearance. We talk about how Jindal’s unconstitutional school voucher program is funneling funds into schools that present creationist “theory” in lieu of education.

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Zack Kopplin is a freshman at Rice University and a recent graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Zack grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and he is working to make sure that he and other Louisiana kids will be able to get jobs after they graduate. Since June, 2010, Zack has led the effort to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, Louisiana’s misnamed and misguided creationism law. He is organizing Louisiana students and citizens in support of his repeal. When not fighting for science, Zack likes to play soccer and swim.

Find out more about Zach and help support his efforts at

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