Bill Would Allow Next Generation Science
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Sheridan lawmaker says he will propose legislation that would allow the Wyoming State Board of Education to adopt science standards that were barred by lawmakers earlier this year.
Republican Rep. John Patton says he wants to eliminate a budget footnote that prohibited the board from spending money to review or adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
Critics of the standards say they promote the assertion by some that humans are the main cause of global warming through the use of fossil fuels. Wyoming's economy is dominated by fossil fuels extraction.
But others were upset that the budget footnote politicized education and that students' science education would suffer.
Patton tells the Casper Star-Tribune that he believes there's a good chance his bill will pass.
The Legislature convenes next month.