“The cool thing about the training is that I will be able to give presentations for the rest of my life,” Vitoff added... “Ultimately it's about getting our society to become more scientifically literate.*... “This is like kind of a turning point in history,” Vitoff added. “We're either going to choose to make meaningful action and we'll be on the path to a sustainable future or we won't, and it will go downhill from there.”
Wicker's amendment does not mandate that schools teach climate change in any particular way or even that they teach climate change at all. But the fact that it has surfaced as part of the debate over a much broader education bill speaks to the growing controversy over climate education.