Target: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
Goal: Stop anti-science bill from undermining science in Oklahoma schools.
For the seventh time, Republican Senator Josh Breechen is attempting to introduce a bill that allows Oklahoma public school teachers to challenge scientific facts. The bill has already passed Oklahoma’s House General Government Oversight and Accountability Committee and the state’s Senate. It is currently on its way to Oklahoma’s House of Representatives.
The bill has been met with heavy criticism, both in the past and today, for pushing the agenda of anti-science propaganda such as climate change denial and forcing creationism as the ultimate truth. Science is very important for children to know, as it presents facts and information about everything from the human body’s physiology to the environment. Parents are not pleased with the idea of a potential law that will discourage their children from becoming innovative problem solvers.
It is all too possible that Oklahoma is taking advantage of the current political climate to push their anti-science agenda; their bill failed six times in the past, but now the White House is filled with Republicans who will encourage dangerous thinking and erroneous beliefs. We cannot let this bill go any further. Sign this petition to protect children’s education in this vital field.
Dear Governor Fallin,
For the seventh year in a row, Republican Senator Josh Breechen is attempting to destroy scientific education in public schools. If passed, the bill would allow teachers to pick apart and question scientific facts as a means of pushing climate change denial and anti-evolution sentiments. This bill has been met with heavy criticism each time it was introduced, but in today’s political climate it is all too possible it may find more support.
Do not let this bill go any further. It has already passed the House General Oversight and the state senate, and there is little time to stop it before it reaches the House of Representatives. Do not allow Oklahoma to deny children the right to understanding important scientific facts that will help them become innovative problem solvers and to take care of themselves and the planet with such knowledge. The future of education depends on this bill failing and hopefully never being introduced again.
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