Public schools have become increasingly partisan and beholden to the Left, and Maryland’s largest public school district continues to inject politics into its schools. The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) system chose to host and promote a Youth Climate Summit to drum up more climate change hysteria among its student body.
At this summit, which took place in March, MCPS aimed the indoctrinate high school students about “climate change on a personal level through plenary speakers and workshops that demonstrate actionable ways to engage in the climate movement.” Another goal of the summit is to mentor these students by working through a “process of writing a climate action plan, a project outline they can implement in their school or community.”
In other words, the summit held multiple smaller group sessions and presentations to raise a new generation of climate change activists, including the creation of climate change projects for their school or community.
The promotion material claimed that it will inform students of “the latest research-based, climate change science information, and learn the economic and ecological consequences of climate change.” Other benefits, according to the material, claim that students can do the following:
- “Learn strategies to respond & adapt to climate change in Montgomery County and in the process save their schools and communities money”
- “Develop a Climate Action Plan to bring back to their school and community”
- “Benefit through increased knowledge and development of leadership skills”
- “Network with schools across Montgomery County to learn about successful climate action”
The summit, based on the previous list, will indoctrinate students on how to create climate change campaigns and policy proposals within the county’s school system and network with like-minded, climate change ideologues.
However, climate change is not an absolute science and neither is there a uniform agreement among non-partisan scientists. For example, many dire past predictions of cities like New York City or Miami, Florida sinking into the ocean within a short time have not come true. There are also disagreements within the scientific community of whether the global temperature has warmed enough to cause widespread natural disasters or not.
Science can be factual, but it is also known to change over time as more information and technology become available. History is replete with scientists who incorrectly believed that the sun rotated around the Earth or lacked basic knowledge about germs and infectious diseases. Climate change ideologues should not repeat science’s past mistakes of creating a dogmatic, close-minded field of study.