Teaching climate change in schools is a hot-button issue in a number of states, including Idaho and New Mexico, where lawmakers have tried to weaken or dismantle science standards crafted by educators and scientists. Amid a climate-change skeptical Trump administration, legislators cite a concern about one-sided arguments. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.
NSTA Executive Director David Evans was interviewed for the program.
“When a legislative body decides to recommend against science content that’s been well-vetted by the science community and the education community, we undergo a great risk in denying our children really important information that they are going to need.”
Click here to view the PBS program, Making the Grade (aired, Feb 20, 2018)