Victory in Idaho?


"After three years of resistance at the GOP-dominated Idaho Statehouse, including more pushback from House Republicans this session, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 on Thursday to approve revised school science standards as-is — with no parts relating to climate change deleted," reports the Idaho Statesman (February 22, 2018).

As NCSE previously reported, on February 7, 2018, the House Education Committee — which in 2017 removed passages referring to climate change and human impact on the environment from the then proposed standards — deleted a standard referring to climate change as well as all of the "supporting content" material throughout the standards.

According to the Idaho Statesman, "the Senate panel’s decision on Thursday nullified the House's move because the science standards were submitted to lawmakers as a proposed administrative rule and not a bill. Therefore changes could be enacted only if the panels in both chambers agreed to them."