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

  • 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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