Friday, May 9, 2014

Wyoming sets Higher Public Education standards by Rejecting Science!!? Can't wait to see what Walker comes up with.

Remember when Scott Walker said this about Common Core;
"There's got to be a way for us to put our fingerprints on it. The standards we have in the state should be driven by people in Wisconsin."
I’m just starting to understand what “fingerprints,” “driven by the people of Wisconsin” and “Wisconsin values” really means. It’s GOP code for…

Politically influence curriculum: That’s what Republicans are talking about. The best example I can give you is the jettisoned new science curriculum by Republican politicians in Wyoming. Can you say indoctrination?
ABC News: 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."

Gov. Matt Mead has called federal efforts to curtail greenhouse emissions a "war on coal." Opponents argue the standards incorrectly assert that man-made emissions are the main cause of global warming and shouldn't be taught in a state that derives much of its school funding from the energy industry.
Not even big oil agrees with the crazy talk from these extreme ideologues:
Chad Colby, spokesman for Achieve, one of the organizations that helped write the standards. John Friedrich, a member of the national organization Climate Parents, noted that oil and gas industry giants Exxon Mobile and Chevron support the standards. 

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