An email from my sister:
just wanted to let you know what children today can, or should i say CANNOT "be exposed to." our science teachers showed the students "An Inconvenient Truth" and have been discussing global warming, etc. There is a talk radio station that is now attacking our school....and most recently they have given out our principal's home phone number on the air and encouraged parents to call her and let her know how outraged they are that we're showing political movies....how sad-even adults are so ignorant!
It is sad. I don't know why people are so afraid of knowledge! I mean, the whole reason we go to school is to learn. Learning means hearing all points of view - not just one, but many. I know there is some debate about the truthiness of An Inconvenient Truth, but that would be a great way to start a good science discussion in class. I think it's a great way to get teenagers thinking beyond themselves and their spheres of the world. And when did saving the environment become a bad thing? Shouldn't we want to figure out how to preserve this earth we've been given?
Why do environmentalists have to be LEFT and why is the RIGHT so scared of knowledge?