A national group calling themselves Climate Parents has launched a petition drive meant to influence a Republican-controlled Kentucky legislative hearing scheduled for tomorrow in Frankfort.
When: 1pm, Wednesday 9/11
Where: Capitol Annex room 154
This from Climate Parents:
Climate science for all students
Climate Parents is leading a campaign to ensure kids across America learn the truth about climate change in school. And we’re already seeing progress. This summer, the Kansas and Kentucky the Boards of Education voted to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which include climate science, after receiving petitions led by Climate Parents in each state. But In Kentucky, science opponents are determined to stop the new standards from being taught. Frankfort, KY grandmother and Climate Parents member Sheila Anderson is leading another petition — this time to the Kentucky legislature (which must approve the standards) — to make sure her grandchildren and other students gain the foundation in climate science they will need. As a result of our efforts, a State Board of Education member wrote, “Thank you so much for your support for the science standards which included climate change. Without people like you supporting these standards, we could have had a different outcome. Please stay involved.”
"If Kentucky votes down the NGSS, we'll be the laughingstock of the nation", says Dr. Robert Bevins, President, Kentuckians for Science Education. Bevins says,
One of Kentucky’s legislative subcommittees may vote against adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards based on not telling “both sides” of the stories of evolution and climate change. The regulatory subcommittee meets tomorrow (9/11).
Wanna join in?
Please support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for the benefit of Kentucky children. Our students deserve an up-to-date science education that includes learning about climate change. NGSS will give our kids a scientific foundation that will help them navigate 21st century challenges and opportunities.