Children are the Future
Posted by Jeff Condon on June 17, 2010
A global warming book was withdrawn from public schools for inaccuracy. It almost sounds like a small bit of sanity is creeping into the global warming discussion. After all, us skeptics all seem to have our nuanced opinions on the matter and not many of them are unreasonable. As a father of two kids ready to enter the US public indoctrination/brainwashing program, I’m very concerned as to how this issue will be presented. I already know Illinois schools are nuts and rife with leftism, doublethink and other illogical realities (like being passed with 100% failing grades). Of course this insanity has to be put to a stop, but the reality is that the indoctrination is going to be a big war for our family. I’m so bad that even most recycling programs are crap in my mind.
The title links the article.
By Joe Dejka
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
“Although the authors have pledged to correct the graph in subsequent editions, the committee recommends that this correction be made to all MPS-owned texts before using it with students in the future,” Feldhausen wrote.
Lee and Robyn Terry released a statement saying they were pleased with the decision and “impressed” by the district’s handling of the case.
In the video, DiCaprio attributes global warming to mankind’s “destructive addiction” to oil. He says “big corporations” and politicians gained too much money and power “on our addiction,” making them “dangerously resistant to change.”
In the letter to parents, Feldhausen said the committee recognized there are “multiple viewpoints” on global warming. The committee recommended that all teachers using the book “make students aware of both sides of the global warming theory,” he said.
Millard Public Schools will stop using a children’s book about global warming — but only until the district can obtain copies with a factual error corrected.
A review committee, convened after parents complained, concluded that author Laurie David’s book, “The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming,” contained “a major factual error” in a graphic about rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels.
However, the district will cease to use a companion video about global warming, narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, he wrote.
Robyn Terry, the congressman’s wife, had described the video as a “political commercial.”
I’m not in the least surprised that they are teaching global warming this way. It is going to be a difficult pill to swallow when my boys start the program. So difficult, that you may see me in the news again when the time comes, after all, sometimes you need to take a stand in the courts. I just cannot accept the thought of my sons being brainwashed by leftist science teachers with no clue —- for 13 years.
Does anyone else here have some experience with their own children in their own wonderful schools (don’t care which country)?