10 Aug '11, 2pm

The Attacks on Climate Science Education Are Picking Up Steam

The Attacks on Climate Science Education Are Picking Up Steam

“It's very difficult when we, as science teachers, are just trying to present scientific facts ,” says Kathryn Currie, head of the [Los Alamitos High School’s] science department. And science educators around the country say such attacks are becoming all too familiar. They see climate science now joining evolution as an inviting target for those who accuse “liberal” teachers of forcing their “beliefs” upon a captive audience of impressionable children. “Evolution is still the big one, but climate change is catching up,” says Roberta Johnson, executive director of the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) in Boulder, Colorado. An informal survey this spring of 800 NESTA members found that climate change was second only to evolution in triggering protests from parents and school administrators. One teacher reported being told by school administrators not to tea...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/attacks-climate-science-educati...

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