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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2018/09/21

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

The American Institute of Biological Sciences offers its view of
Arizona's proposed state science standards.


In a September 20, 2018, letter, the American Institute of Biological
Sciences called on the Arizona state board of education to reject
draft science standards that are to be presented to the board at its
September 24, 2018, meeting.

AIBS expressed concern that the standards "fail to properly address
important aspects of evolution science" and moreover downplay climate
change at the high school level, recommending, "The standards should
be revised by science and science education experts."

AIBS's letter emphasized the economic costs of scientifically
compromised state science standards, warning that if the proposed
standards are adopted as-is, "Arizona will jeopardize its prior
investments and future economic opportunities."

Representing over one hundred member organizations, AIBS is a
nonprofit scientific association dedicated to advancing biological
research and education for the welfare of society, helping to guide
informed decisions about matters that require biological knowledge.

For the letter from AIBS (PDF), visit: 

And for NCSE's previous coverage of events in Arizona, visit: 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution and climate education and threats to them.


Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
fax 510-788-7971 

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