California Teachers Could Be Forced to Teach Climate Change

  • 01/16/2020 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
California Teachers Could Be Forced to Teach Climate Change
A bill introduced in Sacramento could soon be law, mandating all Golden State teachers to educate their students about the causes and effects of climate change.

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) introduced Assembly Bill 1922, about which she pontificates, "climate change education will be a coursework requirement for students in grades 1 through 6, and a graduation requirement for students in grades 7 through 12, starting 2025."

Per CBS Sacramento:
 

If adopted, the bill would require California schools to adopt the climate change coursework no later than the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, since the bill would create new duties for school districts, it would also constitute a state-mandated local program.

Rivas said in a press release, that parents would also be impacted by the legislation. A study by the Nature Climate Change found parents’ concern for climate change “significantly increased” when their children were taught about it in school.


California Democrats control all levers of power in Sacramento, including a supermajority in both the State Assembly and the State Senate. 
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