February 11, 2016

THE CULTURE WARS ARE A ROUT:

How American Teachers Are Miseducating Kids About Climate Change (FRANCIE DIEP, 2/11/16, Pacific Standard)

In a nationally representative sample made up of 1,500 teachers from all 50 states, 30 percent reported teaching that global warming "is likely due to natural causes," as opposed to human activity. Twelve percent said they don't emphasize to their students that people are the main driver of climate change. Six percent avoid mentioning why climate change is happening at all.

Thirty-one percent of teachers "teach both sides": On the one hand, they tell kids there's a scientific consensus that climate change is caused by humans, and on the other that "many scientists" think climate change is due to natural causes. Confusing!

Fifteen percent of teachers believe global warming is due mostly to natural causes. Seventeen percent believe natural and human causes are equally important.

Teaching in American schools is profoundly conservative.
Posted by at February 11, 2016 5:27 PM

  

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