Cody School Board Pressured to Scrap Science Materials
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Park County School District 6 committee has decided to get rid of its plan to adopt certain reading materials that sparked controversy throughout the Cody community.
The 18-member committee hopes the school board can ease the adoption process before reintroducing the language arts materials.
The texts have been criticized by conservative members of the Cody community who say they treat global warming as settled science and leave little space for other views. Supporters argue the writings contain the knowledge that students need to succeed in today's world.
The debate over the texts, which are aligned to Common Core State Standards, has already led one school board member to resign. The decision to scrap the materials comes after nearly three years spent choosing the texts.