Friday, May 3, 2013

Kansas Takes Science out of Science Class

The new Kansas state science guidelines have significantly watered down portions of the science curriculum in response to public comment.

If we were talking about comments by people who actually know what they are talking about (eg, scientists), I would have less of a problem. Instead, a lot of the comments appear to be coming from ignorant people who believe stupid things.

Mario Molina, deputy director at the Alliance for Climate Education, told The Guardian that 35 percent of the sections devoted to climate change were cut in response to public comments.

Heaven forbid that we teach kids in science class that the way to examine the world is through the scientific method. We could just let the wacky wing of the conservative movement get their way by telling kids to get their science from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.