A school in Texas is asking teachers to take a lesson on climate change.
Betsy Devos, the school’s vice president for educational development, told the Texas Education Agency last week that “we are asking teachers, students, and staff to explore and understand the causes and impacts of climate change.”
Devos said the class will examine the impact of climate disruption, such as rising sea levels, extreme weather, flooding, and extreme weather events, on students’ understanding of science.
Devos added that students are being asked to consider “the impact that climate change has on their future.”
Devosss school, which was founded in 2013, was not the first school to use climate change as an education topic.
Last summer, the Washington Post reported that Devos had asked teachers to consider climate change and its effects on students, students’ families and the environment.
Devosss students also learned about the impact that global warming has on the environment in an “informal climate change lesson,” the Post reported.
A teacher in New Jersey was fired after she said the school would be closed if climate change wasn’t addressed.
The teacher, Julie Schmock, told students to think of climate changes in the context of climate catastrophes, such the recent floods in California, she told the newspaper.
The school has since apologized for Schmoke’s remarks, saying that she was speaking “for the sake of all the students and staff,” according to the Washington Times.