National lab scientists assail state education proposal
October 11, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of scientists and engineers at a national nuclear weapons laboratory in New Mexico are voicing disagreement with public school science standards proposed by the state, cautioning that the guidelines could weaken the study of climate change, evolution and earth sciences.
Sixty-one senior technical staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory wrote to the New Mexico Department of Education to express their disapproval of the standards, publishing their letter in a full-page newspaper ad Monday.
The letter said the proposed standards suggest the denial of human-caused...