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A new controversy surrounding the already controversial federal Common Core standards relates to global warming. It has come to light recently that new science standards, adopted by 13 states so far, contain curriculum that conveys some disputed climate change assertions as fact. This new revelation has caused some to label the federal curriculum standards as government indoctrination.
A segment in a recent episode of Fox & Friends featured this topic. Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James M. Taylor joined host Brian Kilmeade to discuss the relationship between Common Core and global warming. In the clip posted below, Kilmeade lays out a number of the “facts” students are expected to learn in class. One of the more ridiculous lessons is that U.N. climate models can accurately predict global warming.
Taylor corrects the “fact” by stating U.N. climate models have been notoriously wrong. He explains that the new curriculum is the result of an increasingly centralized education system. When the lesson plans are written in Washington instead of on a local level, we should expect more of these instances. While this may be the newest outrage coming from Common Core, it surely won’t be the last.