Agency: CT

Silencing Science Tracker

Agency: CT

2019-01-24 Bill Restricting Teaching of Climate Change Introduced in Connecticut CT, State Interference with Education Climate

A bill was introduced in the Connecticut legislature that would, if enacted, eliminate climate change from the state’s science education standards. In justifying the bill, its sponsor indicated that climate change is a “controversial” issue, and thus should not be taught in Connecticut schools.

2019-01-24 Bill Opposing Next Generation Science Standards Introduced in Connecticut CT, State Interference with Education Climate, Other

A bill was introduced in the Connecticut state legislature that would, if enacted, prevent implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The bill’s sponsor has previously objected to the inclusion of climate change in the NGSS, asserting that it is a “controverisal” subject that should not be taught in Connecticut schools.