New Mexico’s Public Education Department has proposed Next Generation Science Standards as the science curriculum for public schools, but the department made politicized edits that would omit references to climate change and the age of Earth.
The Next Generation Science Standards develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Developed by science teachers, higher-education faculty, scientists and business leaders, these standards can prepare students for high-skilled, high-wage jobs and improve New Mexico’s prospects for economic progress
New Mexico should adopt the Next Generation framework as written to align with the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community, with appropriation of funding necessary for successful implementation.
Please join us outside the Jerry Apodaca Education building before the public hearing on the standards and then make your voice heard inside.
Please also send a written comment before you go: http://bit.ly/2wP61Fa