The West Virginia Science Teachers Association, an NSTA state chapter, is criticizing the state Board of Education’s changes to K-12 science education standards focusing on climate change, indicating that the changes compromise and misrepresent the science.
“Climate change will be addressed in West Virginia classrooms, and teachers will continue to provide students with the data and skills they need to be informed West Virginia citizens,” WVSTA President Libby Strong wrote in a statement. “The science was compromised by these modifications to the standards, specifically by casting doubt on the credibility of the evidence-based climate models and misrepresentation of trends in science when analyzing graphs dealing with temperature changes over time.”
According to the article, WVSTA said it did not know about the changes before the news media reported on them.
Gayle Manchin, president of the school board, has called for a public discussion on the changes at the next school board meeting, to be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Charleston.
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