Schools Reject 50,000 Free Copies of An Inconvenient Truth!
|By Michael d'Estries in Dumb Ideas, Education | November 28, 2006|
Wow. Just when you think we’ve turned the corner on environmental awareness, this shocker comes out. The comments are all ablaze on Hugg, but apparently, the producers of An Inconvenient Truth have offered to supply American classrooms with 50,000 copies of the movie free of charge. However, “that offer has been rejected by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the nation’s leading science education teachers group, citing a risk to funding from key financial supporters. One of those supporters is Exxon-Mobil.”
Wow. Apparently Laurie David (the producer of An Inconvenient Truth) wrote an article for the Washington Post dissecting the email she received from the NSTA. She writes,
“In their e-mail rejection, they (NSTA) expressed concern that other “special interests” might ask to distribute materials, too; they said they didn’t want to offer “political” endorsement of the film; and they saw “little, if any, benefit to NSTA or its members” in accepting the free DVDs.
Gore, however, is not running for office, and the film’s theatrical run is long since over. As for classroom benefits, the movie has been enthusiastically endorsed by leading climate scientists worldwide, and is required viewing for all students in Norway and Sweden.”
Who knew that America’s teachers could be bought as well? The mighty tentacles of the oil industry run deep throughout this country. What the hell is wrong with us?