National Science Teachers Association Bribed by Big Oil

Dammit. I had already given up on politicians, but for some reason I was holding out faith that our nation’s teachers would be a bastion of honesty and integrity, leading our children to a brighter and greener future through education. Now we see that the big oil companies like ExxonMobile, Shell Oil, ConocoPhillips and the American Petroleum Institute have infiltrated our schools and our children’s‘ minds with their propaganda through huge donations to the NSTA (6 million +), even going so far as to producing energy curriculum that downplays environmental crises and emphasizing oil’s importance. The NSTA even turned down a donation of 50,000 copies of An Inconvenient Truth, citing that it would violate their policy on endorsements. I guess you just have to pay them more to violate their policies and sell their scruples. Disgusting and appalling. As usual, there’s a coverup with websites being taken down, Lori David describes the whole sordid tale at The Huffington Post.
If you’re a self-respecting science teacher, you’ll either oust your executive director, Dr. Gerry Wheeler(dealer), or disavow yourself with this crooked professional organization and start teaching some unbiased science.

via Hugg, The Huffington Post

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