“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.