Schools’ ‘Climate’ Curriculum: Focus On ‘Emotions,’ Not ‘Rational Thinking’

Ribbon cutting ceremony held at Farragut Elementary School in Culver City for switching on the school districts new 750kw solar array built at the school. In addition to providing revenue, it will also serve as an education tool to help teach students about alternative energies, sustainability and climate change. California, USA. (Photo by: Citizen of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Washington state has issued new public school “climate” curriculum that instructs teachers to focus on “emotions” rather than “rational thinking,” according to the lesson plans.
  • “As teachers and students consider the impacts of climate change, we should be mindful of the emotional dimensions of the human experience,” the curriculum stated. “For too long, science and science education have prioritized my rational thinking.
  • The curriculum also asks students to consider “sexism in science” which includes “subtle discussion dynamics” and “abuse of power.”

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