Herkimer students plan to 'Change a Light, Change the World' according to today's OD. Students are joining a national movement to encourage others to switch from incandescent to 'greener' forms of lighting to prevent global warming, and will be holding "multiple fund raisers" to buy every kid in school an energy efficient light bulb.
So, how much time will be burned up with the "multiple fund raisers" and the numerous assemblies and awards-giving ceremonies that surely will follow? How much basic science could they have been taught during the time spent on this nonsense?
As part of their ecology unit, the students watched the Oscar-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth" starring former Vice President Al Gore.
Well that's another hour and a half out of class . . . Lazy teacher! But, you can be sure that "The Great Global Warming Swindle" won't see the light of day.
This isn't teaching the kids science, it's indoctrination ... and you are paying for it.