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Portland Public Schools Ban Climate Denial in Textbooks

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Portland Public Schools Ban Climate Denial in Textbooks

The Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution to present climate change as a fact rather than a theory in textbooks while highlighting anthropogenic contribution.

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“A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt and obviously the science says otherwise," said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland Public Schools teacher who was involved in working to present the resolution.

"We don't want kids in Portland learning material courtesy of the fossil fuel industry."

For a deeper dive:

News: Portland TribuneOregonianUS News & World Report.

Commentary: NY Mag, Jonathan Chait column

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