Valerie Richardson‘s April, 2017 article in The Washington Times reminded me of the Frontline Report on PBS titled “A New Wave of Bills Takes Aim at Science in the Classroom” from March  of this year.

Here are some excerpts from those sources:

In Idaho, lawmakers removed references to climate change from the state’s science standards. In Alabama and Indiana, they passed resolutions urging support for educators who teach “diverse” views on climate change, evolution and human cloning. And in Florida, the legislature on Friday adopted one bill that would give educators and students more freedom to express religious beliefs in school, and a second that would give residents new power to oppose classroom materials they dislike — including science textbooks.


“Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science propaganda, and I encourage every teacher to toss these materials in the recycling bin,” said Rep. Bobby Scott, Virginia Democrat, ranking member of the Education and the Workforce Committee.

“Successful high school graduates are aware and engaged global citizens with an understanding of and appreciation for scientific fact,” said Mr. Scott in a press release. “If the Heartland Institute and other climate deniers want to push a false agenda on global warming, our nation’s schools are an inappropriate place to drive that agenda.”

“Lying to children about the world we live in to further corporate polluter profits is cruel,” said Mr. Grijalva of Arizona, ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee.


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