NEWS 9/9/13

Group says state’s new science standards sacrifice nature to climate science

LEXINGTON, KY—The Family Foundation has announced its opposition to the state’s new science standards said a spokesman today. The group plans on testifying at the Administrative Regulations Committee of the General Assembly on the regulation being promulgated by the Kentucky Department of Education.

“The state’s new science standards, which are based on the Next Generation Science Standards, neglect basic science knowledge in favor of the hottest new climate theories,” said Martin Cothran, spokesman for the group. Cothran has charged in editorials in two prominent state newspapers that the standards use climate-related terms over 130 times, but never mention mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians.

“The state’s new science standards think you can teach science without nature,” said Cothran. “The emphasis in science education has always been a balance between furthering our ability to control nature and furthering our ability to know and appreciate it. The new science standards destroy that balance.”

The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee meets Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in Frankfort to vote on the regulations for the science standards.

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