Should climate change be taught in schools?
• “The next generation of future leaders must have the tools to understand and tackle climate change and the effects that are only forecast to worsen. Education is the key to change.” Source: State Senator Andrew Gournardes (Democrat, New York, District 22)
H.Res.29 advocates for teaching climate change in the U.S. education system. The bill cites that at least 80% of American parents support the teaching of climate change. The bill, with 31 Democratic co-sponsors (as of April 8, 2021), has no proposed mandates requiring climate change curriculum; instead, it states articles of strong recommendation and support. Further emphasis is placed on the need for improved resources for teachers and other administrators to fulfill these goals. Sponsor: Barbara Lee (Democrat, California, District 9)
- Congresswoman Barbara Lee Stands With Students to Support Teaching Climate Change in Schools (Press Release)
- One School Hopes to Spark Inspiration for Climate Education (Spectrum News)
- Co-Chairs Lead Letter to Biden-Harris Transition on Including Department of Education in Climate Agenda (K12 Climate Action)