Blue Dot 241: The Problem With Climate Change Education in the U.S. -- A Conversation with Katie Worth
As a former classroom science teacher, Dave knows all too well that climate change education is a tough nut to crack in the U.S. K-12 school system. He is joined by award-winning investigative journalist Katie Worth (PBS Frontline) to talk about her in-depth look at this issue in her new book Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America.
Whether it is taught poorly, not at all, or at times presented as a 50-50 debate issue, there are many examples of how the politicization of climate change and the disinformation campaign surrounding it has been going on for decades has seeped into the educational system.
Fortunately, Worth also found many heroic teachers in her trips across America that are doing an amazing job of teaching this very important subject that will assuredly be impacting their students' lives now and into the future.