I am not sure how we need to address the problem but there are those who are committed to limiting the K – 12 educational processes by changing the nature of science education.
The National Center for Science Education has just posted a list of various bills from state legislatures that would limit science education in the areas of evolution and climate science. Opponents to evolution and climate science continually seek ways to force teachers to teach creationism and a denial of climate change as part of science.
Actually, that wouldn’t be a bad idea. Because if K – 12 teachers truly understood the processes of science and taught the controversy, creationism and/or intelligent design would be thrown quickly.