Three cheers for science education in Idaho and the recent decision by the House Education Committee to approve and implement new science standards including references to human-caused climate change. Access to the most current information is paramount in the education process, especially in the field of science.
Students in Idaho deserve an uncensored science education so they can make informed decisions about the future of our planet. This is even more important now, given the current “climate change denying” attitudes by many of our elected leaders and some Idaho citizens. While it is challenging to argue with people who disregard science and the mounting evidence for human-induced climate change, it is unconscionable to deprive students of their right to a complete science education.