Wednesday, January 18, 2012

States require teaching climate change denial

The debate is over. Climate change is real and is caused by human activity.

But now Texas and Louisiana are requiring public schools to teach that climate change denial is a legitimate scientific position. Legislation to this effect has also been introduced in other states.

With schools in at least 2 states teaching kids that climate change isn't real, now you see why I claim schools have become corporatist indoctrination centers. Even teachers say there's a coordinated campaign to prevent them from teaching the fact that climate change is real: A significant percentage of instructors say right-wing parents have confronted them about teaching it. Climate change skeptics in these communities have been drilled by networks of talk radio hosts, right-wing bloggers, and newsletters on what to say to their kids' teachers and how to manipulate curricula. One observer called it a "hecklers' veto."

I call it mob rule by the 1% - a hallmark of American politics since the Contract With America made it fashionable.


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