22 Mar '12, 4pm

Corporations Wrote a Law Requiring Climate Denial be Taught in School. Tennessee Just Passed It.

Corporations Wrote a Law Requiring Climate Denial be Taught in School. Tennessee Just Passed It.

ilikecheese via Wikimidia Commons /CC BY-SA 2.0 Would you let corporations decide how climate science gets taught in your kids' classroom? That is exactly what is happening—Tennessee just became the 4th state to pass corporation-written laws dictating how global warming is taught in public schools. And they did it with ALEC . The American Legislative Exchange Council represents one of the most pernicious trends in modern governance: the increasingly substantial extent to which corporations and wealthy individuals buy direct access to the policy-making process. ALEC may be little known at this point, despite being one of the targets of recent Occupy Wall Street protests, but it is already influencing just about every sphere of our lives. ALEC Exposed , a group working to do exactly what its moniker would imply, sums it up thusly: "Through the corporate-funded American Legis...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/tennessee-...

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