Science: The Next Generation Standards

“The Next Generation Science Standards attempt to teach science without nature,” says Martin Cothran in an op-ed in today’s Louisville Courier-Journal.

You can also read his article in the Lexington Herald-Leader on the science standards.

You can watch Martin debate this issue with state education officials in Kentucky on statewide television. Watch the whole video here. You can also see a clip of the discussion on critical thinking skills here:

and a clip of the discussion about why the standards downplay a knowledge of plants and animals here:

And if you want to see Martin get the last word, go to the last two minutes of the complete video.

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