"Without an informed, scientifically savvy electorate, our country will be poorly positioned to solve the problem of human-caused climate change."

Benjamin D. Santer, climate scientist and NCSE board member

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Millions of students don't get an accurate science education

How do we know?

The National Center for Science Education believes they deserve better.

The Root of the Problem

Science teachers recognize that evolution and climate change are widely misunderstood or rejected in many places.

Teaching these topics without specific training is challenging. Many teachers avoid these well-established yet culturally controversial areas of science to avoid conflict.

33% of high school biology teachers fail to unequivocally acknowledge the scientific consensus on evolution

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40% of middle and high school teachers teach climate change inaccurately.

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The National Center for Science Education:

Our Impact

Supporting Teachers

49
Teacher Ambassadors and Curriculum Study Field Testers across 24 states

Catalyzing Action

17

States We're "Monitoring"

Investigating Science Education

50
States and the District of Columbia covered by our research

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