"Climate Change Lands on Agenda of the PTA"

"California PTA adopts resolution on teaching climate science, but its passage nationwide and its impact beyond the state are uncertain."

"School districts in California — and perhaps nationwide—will soon feel increased pressure from parents to teach climate science in their classrooms.

The California State Parent Teacher Association, which represents nearly 1 million parents and educators, adopted a resolution this month to urge schools to prioritize climate curriculum and improve energy efficiency, as well as to lobby lawmakers to act on climate warming.

The group plans to bring the resolution to the National Parent Teacher Association for adoption as early as next year. If that were to happen, it would mean that millions of parents in school districts across the country would be pushing for improved climate education and legislation at a time when both face serious opposition from conservative groups."

Katherine Bagley reports for InsideClimate News May 19, 2015.

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/20/2015