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dubeskin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-08 01:26 AM
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8. Interesting
In my science class we got just the opposite. We watched An Inconvenient Truth, did a worksheet, explored the causes and what not. We even did an experiment to prove Al Gore is right. And that's in a pretty rightwing town, mind you.
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  -Help! My child was subjected to right wing, anti-global warming You Tube videos, in science class... Fridays Child  Nov-27-08 12:38 AM   #0 
  - it looks like it's a tinfoil hat group  dwickham   Nov-27-08 12:43 AM   #1 
  - I don't have kids, so I don't know much about today's school systems.  CrispyQGirl   Nov-27-08 12:48 AM   #2 
  - have faith  exman   Nov-27-08 12:56 AM   #3 
  - Go to the website dwickham found and print out a sample of their statement of purpose...  Hekate   Nov-27-08 12:59 AM   #4 
  - All good advice!  Fridays Child   Nov-27-08 01:00 AM   #5 
  - The guy doesn't have a science degree let alone a college degree  Ichingcarpenter   Nov-27-08 01:01 AM   #6 
  - The teacher doesn't have a science degree, either, most likely.  smoogatz   Nov-27-08 08:10 AM   #35 
  - "the global warming media scare has become a religion"  napoleon_in_rags   Nov-27-08 01:09 AM   #7 
  - Interesting  dubeskin   Nov-27-08 01:26 AM   #8 
  - I dont consider that to be the opposite of what i described in the OP n/t  whrab   Nov-27-08 07:20 AM   #32 
  - Why don't I ever seen you post things in the Env/Energy forum?  Ichingcarpenter   Nov-27-08 01:30 AM   #9 
  - Why the hostility? I take the OP at face value: a parent confronted with a bad teacher...  Hekate   Nov-27-08 01:43 AM   #11 
  - Why are you answering for her?  Ichingcarpenter   Nov-27-08 02:51 AM   #18 
     - Did I indeed?  Hekate   Nov-27-08 03:40 AM   # 
  - Over the top? Almost smells like bullshit?  Fridays Child   Nov-27-08 03:09 AM   #24 
  - Huh? You are the one that sounds "over the top". To me this was just a concerned  OregonBlue   Nov-27-08 08:42 AM   #39 
  - omg! my child was exposed to an idea! one i don't agree with! omg! omg!  CasualWatcher9   Nov-27-08 01:37 AM   #10 
  - Wrong. In a high school science class, students are supposed to only be  pnwmom   Nov-27-08 01:45 AM   #12 
     - "actual science."  CasualWatcher9   Nov-27-08 02:11 AM   #13 
        - Your advocacy of teaching non-actual science is completely consistent  ConsAreLiars   Nov-27-08 02:20 AM   #14 
           - no. but your concept of "actual science" is funny...  CasualWatcher9   Nov-27-08 02:27 AM   #16 
              - You don't get the point of the difference?  ConsAreLiars   Nov-27-08 02:39 AM   #17 
              - and the point of teaching sometimes is to challenge the mind....  CasualWatcher9   Nov-27-08 02:58 AM   #20 
                 - I don't think lying to kids is a good thing. We disagree. So be it. (nt)  ConsAreLiars   Nov-27-08 03:03 AM   #22 
                 - "lying" is such a subjective term. asking children to think is the point... n/t  CasualWatcher9   Nov-27-08 03:40 AM   #27 
                    - The OP's point was that students were only presented with one side  smoogatz   Nov-27-08 08:03 AM   #34 
                    - Exactly what I was going to say. If both sides are presented then a student can be asked to  OregonBlue   Nov-27-08 08:40 AM   #37 
                    - Yes, let's tell kids that gravity is only a theory...  Ignis   Nov-27-08 04:17 PM   #48 
                 - 9th grade students don't have enough background knowledge to judge  pnwmom   Nov-27-08 04:33 AM   #28 
              - Because you can not stand up to scrutiny  Ichingcarpenter   Nov-27-08 02:56 AM   #19 
              - my god, the closed minds here about teaching children to actually think.  CasualWatcher9   Nov-27-08 03:00 AM   #21 
                 - You don't teach a child to think scientifically -- like a scientist -- by  pnwmom   Nov-27-08 04:35 AM   #29 
                    - Yeah, I was in class one day and my teacher started explaining about these half-baked ideas.  JVS   Nov-27-08 08:22 AM   #36 
              - How's that theory of electricity working out for you?  Ignis   Nov-27-08 04:14 PM   #47 
  - I am going to frighten you.......what if the school takes the same position?  pepperbear   Nov-27-08 02:23 AM   #15 
  - I hope not! But, if they do...  Fridays Child   Nov-27-08 03:14 AM   #25 
  - That doesn't sound like a science class to me. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Nov-27-08 03:04 AM   #23 
  - I will make that point.  Fridays Child   Nov-27-08 03:14 AM   #26 
  - Here's how I would handle it if I were you:  struggle4progress   Nov-27-08 04:42 AM   #30 
  - wow struggle4progress. you definitely get an A+ for the day. :) n/t  whrab   Nov-27-08 07:30 AM   #33 
  - Excellent response  HeeBGBz   Nov-27-08 08:41 AM   #38 
  - Great response. Hope the "teacher" gets a copy too!!  OregonBlue   Nov-27-08 08:47 AM   #40 
  - Wow. I commend the effort you've put in to compose this excellent response.  gristy   Nov-27-08 09:09 AM   #42 
  - Please do complain  dobegrrrl   Nov-27-08 06:04 AM   #31 
  - Both sides are unproven so both should be presented  madville   Nov-27-08 08:51 AM   #41 
  - Both sides are certainly not unproven  gristy   Nov-27-08 09:21 AM   #44 
  - I hope they balanced it with Some Creationism vids  lame54   Nov-27-08 09:17 AM   #43 
  - Yeah, really!  Fridays Child   Nov-27-08 02:12 PM   #45 
  - Look up the ninth grade science standards on your state's  roody   Nov-27-08 03:08 PM   #46 
  - They Need to Visit A Big Landfill  otohara   Nov-27-08 04:33 PM   #49 
  - Ask to see the Department of Education curriculum guidelines  TrogL   Nov-27-08 05:07 PM   #50 
  - Find out first if other lines of thought were presented. It might just be a case of  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-27-08 05:33 PM   #51 
 

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