Holy left-wing propaganda, Batman.
According to new reports, Italy will become the first country in the world to require its students to learn about climate change, mandating that all students across every grade level spend about 33 hours per academic year studying environmental “sustainability.”
The lessons will be built into existing civics classes, which will have an "environmentalist footprint" from September 2020, Vincenzo Cramarossa, Fioramonti's spokesman, told CNN.
"The idea is that the citizens of the future need to be ready for the climate emergency," Cramarossa said.
The plan also aims to incorporate “sustainable development” lessons across geography, math and physics.
"There will be more attention to climate change when teaching those traditional subjects," Cramarossa explained.
Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti, an economics professor at South Africa's Pretoria University, told Reuters that his entire department "is being changed to make sustainability and climate the center of the education model,” saying that he “want[s] to make the Italian education system the first education system that puts the environment and society at the core of everything we learn in school.”
Now, I know what you're thinking: that this sounds about as creepy and brainwash-y as it gets. But, thankfully, no government in the history of our apparently doomed planet has ever used the state-run education system to push a political narrative on its nation's youth.
So this should work out just fine.