27 Jan '12, 1pm

How Oil Money is Corrupting Our Children's Education

How Oil Money is Corrupting Our Children's Education

As mysteriously similar anti-science education bills crop up in statehouses across the country, a money trail begins to emerge that leads back to the same old culprits—the oil, gas and fossil fuel industries and their cozy ties with politicians. A Conspiracy of Scientists? When I wrote on Parentables about science educators defending themselves from politically motivated attacks , I immediately received tweets asking "whose interests" our science teachers serve. The implication, of course, was that they were working for a shady conspiracy pushing the man-made Global Warming agenda. Science is Not a Popularity Contest I followed up that piece with another, this time here on TreeHugger, explaining why the battle over climate science was not about climate , but the notion of science education itself. We cannot, I suggested, allow our science curriculum to be shaped by who sho...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/how-oil-money-co...

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