Oklahoma Committee Apparently Doesn’t Want Kids To Think Climate Change Is A Thing

Posted by Mike Confino, June 19, 2014

March MCullough

An Oklahoma House of Representatives committee voted to reject a set of new science standards Monday, in part out of fear that the standards could lead young students to believe in climate change, reports suggest.

According to the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association, the Oklahoma House Administrative Rules and Government Oversight Committee rejected the proposed science standards, called the Oklahoma Academic Skills for Science, in a 10 to 1 vote. The science standards, which were previously approved by the state Board of Education in March, were developed by a committee of 60 members and designed to replace the state’s previous, outdated science criterions, according to The Oklahoman.

However, during a hearing Monday, some members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives expressed concern over how the standards treat climate change.

via Oklahoma Committee Apparently Doesn’t Want Kids To Think Climate Change Is A Thing.

  1. Linda Bassham Says:

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  2. TheEarthNetwork Says:

    RT @CBD_Climate: Disturbing: Oklahoma committee doesn’t want kids to think climate change is a thing
    http://t.co/myFEQin4kE #climate