Source: Vice

A number of states across the country are introducing legislation to make education on the environmental impacts of global warming and climate change optional in schools, and these laws are being considered in the guise of “academic freedom.”

Over seventy academic freedom bills have been introduced in the last decade and half, in states like Florida, where a bill would allow residents to object the use of certain textbooks that teach about climate change, or in Indiana, where a resolution supports teachers who want to teach “diverse curriculum” including climate change denial.

These bills are written with “vague language,” reports Vice, to protect teachers who want to present climate change as a scientific “controversial theories,” making those topics optional for class curricula, including climate change, evolution and the chemical origins of human life.

Read full story at: Vice

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In the Guise of “Academic Freedom” States Propose Bills to Not Require Climate Change Education in Schools