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Climate Change Debate: Coming Soon to a School Near You

June 20, 2014 by Allie Bidwell

Opponents of new science standards have said they promote ‘anti-human’ messages and atheism.

Political debates surrounding climate change and creationism are now making their way into America’s schools, as more states are deciding whether to adopt or reject new common science standards that put a greater emphasis on controversial topics like global warming and evolution.

Critics of the standards have said they do not present the issue of human influence in global warming objectively and do not consider “all sides” when discussing evolution.

Twelve states and the District of Columbia have already adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, which were developed by a group of national science and education organizations, including Achieve – one of the groups involved with the development of the Common Core State Standards. But Wyoming became the first state to officially reject the standards when Republican Gov. Matt Mead approved a budget in March precluding the use of state funds to review or adopt the science standards after they were heartily endorsed by the state’s teachers union. South Carolina lawmakers blocked the adoption of the standards in 2012, before the final draft was published.

read full article: Climate Change Debate: Coming Soon to a School Near You

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