“Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice, Volume 1.”
In the article, Dean recounts the difficulty she had in selling students on the dangers of man-made global warming. Dean teaches in a rural community where most families still use trucks in their everyday activities. Early on in the global warming unit, one student asked if Dean was telling him he could never drive a truck like his father does.
“ … When Alex first crossed his arms, I began to realize that indicting our beloved motors for global warming before building a ton of background would be like petting a cat in the wrong direction. At the same time, it was a sign that I was going in the right direction: Change doesn’t happen without resistance. … My upfront commitment to action had activated in my students a fear of losing a way of life they’d been raised to inherit. … I decided to carefully sidestep any mention of the causes of global warming until we thoroughly understood the effects.” (emphasis added)
In order to sufficiently scare the children, she used a curriculum developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists that links global warming to floods, droughts, heat waves, wildfires – basically anything weather-related. Then students learned how global warming is melting the polar ice caps and causing an increase in malaria and other diseases in tropical Africa.
Where is the data that supports the decline of the polar ice caps? What actually caused the rise of malaria in third world countries? Could it have been the enviro-wacko’s opposition to DDT? Have leftist enviro-wackos trumpeted their victory in killing millions of third world individuals via the banning of DDT? Did she teach the children that the sustainable population of the earth was 500,000 as opposed to our current 6+ billion?
This despicable leftist indoctrinator only allowed her students access to the most far left, questionable science available. What other conclusion could they draw?
This is the abuse running rampant in our education system, aided by the Department of Education and the O-ministration.
When I was in High School we were taught to pass the tests AND taught to think independently, to seek out the answers to our questions and develop our own answers. How about going back to that? Let each individual decide for themselves? It can’t happen till we take back our government.