“Today, it’s abundantly clear that science is our only way forward—and that makes accurate, effective science education more important than ever.”

Kenneth R. Miller, NCSE Board President


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.

60% of high school biology teachers teach evolution inaccurately or inadequately.

Read the Study

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

Read the Study

How We Help

The National Center for Science Education:

Our Impact

Supporting Teachers

Teacher Ambassadors across 29 states and Puerto Rico

Breaking Down Barriers

Graduate Student Outreach Fellows in 7 states

Catalyzing Action

States with anti-science education legislative activity in 2019

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