Wyoming 1st State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

"CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming, the nation's top coal-producing state, is the first to reject new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups mainly because of global warming components.

The Wyoming Board of Education decided recently that the Next Generation Science Standards need more review after questions were raised about the treatment of man-made global warming.

Board President Ron Micheli said the review will look into whether "we can't get some standards that are Wyoming standards and standards we all can be proud of."

Others see the decision as a blow to science education in Wyoming."

Bob Moen reports for the Associated Press May 8, 2014.

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"Setbacks Aside, Climate Change Is Finding Its Way Into the World's Classrooms" (New York Times)
 

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