‘I tend to be very gentle’: how teachers are navigating climate change in the classroom

I have two school-age kids and what I hear from them on this issue is not outright horrific but concerning nonetheless. I have a hard time remembering what our own teachers taught us decades ago when we were at the receiving end but I know for sure that there was not much of a debate. The teacher gave us the drill and we complied or ended school with bad grades. I am sure we got our fair share of crap thrown at us by formal education and then we had to figure things out for ourselves. Parents made the difference. If parents counterbalanced this actively with the kids and explained, the kids saw through the crap. But how many parents do that? 

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