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8. Educating Students About Global Warming

8.1. Three in four registered voters say schools should teach children about global warming.

The Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in the United StatesThe Next Generation Science Standards were developed by a collaboration of scientists and educators at the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences; the American Academy for the Advancement of Science; the National Teacher’s Association; 26 states; and Achieve (a non-profit organization). Released in 2013, the standards represent the most current, research-based method of educating K-12 students in STEM and preparing them for STEM careers. See: recommend that climate change be included in school science curricula.

Three in four registered voters (75%) agree that schools should teach children about the causes and consequences of global warming, and potential solutions. Agreement spans the political spectrum, including nearly all liberal and moderate/conservative Democrats (98% and 91% respectively), a large majority of liberal/moderate Republicans (77%), and four in ten conservative Republicans (40%).