Wyoming Legislature Votes To Allow Science-Based Climate Education In State Schools

Posted by Mike Confino, March 1, 2015

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Science standards that treat climate change as fact are no longer banned in Wyoming, now that a bill reversing the state’s ban has been passed by the House and Senate.

Last March, Wyoming became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards NGSS, which were developed by 26 states and multiple science and education organizations and serve as guidelines for teaching science — including climate change and evolution — from state to state. The ban came in the form of a footnote in Wyoming’s budget, which stated that “neither the state board of education nor the department shall expend any amount appropriated under this section for any review or adoption of the next generation science standards.”

via Wyoming Legislature Votes To Allow Science-Based Climate Education In State Schools | ThinkProgress.

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