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Thirteen states plus Washington DC have now adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, the new name for Common Core Science Standards. The early adopter states are as follows:
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
From the Wall St. Journal
In one assignment, students measure the size of their family’s carbon footprint and suggest ways to shrink it.
James Taylor, senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute explains it well when he stated,
“The common thread is from kindergarten all the way through high school graduation. They are pushing one side of the scientific discussion. They are pushing an alarmist agenda that says humans are the major cause of global warming without giving any context about the fact that the warming is not very significant, the temperatures are abnormally cool rather than warm right now, and the fact that natural factors play a major role and probably a dominant role in recent climate change, recent global warming.”
Some of the items being taught within these standards as reported by Fox News are the following
Watch the full exchange between James Taylor and Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on the new standards at Fox News.