Public schools shouldn’t be promoting political propaganda
The Public Broadcast Service recently reported that increasing numbers of educators are teaching about the controversy over climate change. This has the scientific establishment doubling down on efforts to feed children their mantra: There is no debate.
There is no man behind the curtain, Dorothy. The “consensus” has spoken.
Except not among the hoi polloi. Eighty-two percent of science teachers report they have faced skepticism about climate change from students, according to the most recent poll from the National Science Teachers Association. Fifty-four percent report encountering the same skepticism from parents.
Those students and parents are not alone. Growing numbers of U.S. citizens are taking a critical look at the outlandish, government-laden “solutions” climate-change alarmists promote. Majorities of Americans in Rasmussen polls consistently disagree that human activity has caused global warming, and over the past five years of Pew Forum polls, fewer have been willing to say solid evidence shows it’s a serious problem. In Pew’s most recent poll on the subject, global warming slid to be U.S. voters’ last priority.
In response to this turn of events, alarmists are engaging in a renewed public-relations campaign, most prominently including the May 11 release of draft science standards for elementary school students intended to apply nationwide.
The Common Core state education standards list what math and language-arts information and skills children should master in each grade. Forty-five states adopted those standards in 2009 and 2010 under heavy incentives from the Obama administration.
The Common Core next expands into science standards, which 26 states have committed to helping develop and implement. The draft standards integrate global warming and other overplayed worries about human impacts on the planet, starting in kindergarten.