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Giving the science back to the kids

December 12, 2006 pm31 4:42 pm

My previous entry was about the National Science Teachers Association distributing thousands of free copies of An Inconvenient Truth to science teachers.

Some New York City teachers want to do something about this.

At the last Delegate Assembly, (Wednesday, December 6) the following resolution was distributed:

Whereas Laurie David, co-producer of the AL Gore movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” tried to donate 50,000 DVD Copies of the movie to the National Science Teachers Association so science teachers could show their students, and

Whereas Linda Crosshauer, the NSTA president, refused the DVD donation of “An Inconvenient Turth” because the organization had already taken financial contributions from Exxon-Mobil and Shell, as well as accepted and distributed copies of the American Petroleum Institute’s own movie “Fuel-less: You Can’t Be Cool Without Fuel.”

Resolved, that the United Federation of Teachers request that Ms. David donate the copies to the UFT or the AFT so that all of our students and teachers can benefit from this vital award winning documentary.

I think I might like to strike out the second whereas, and limit the resolved to asking for some DVDs, and just for the UFT (the body that would be making the resolution). But I like the idea, and while it did not make the agenda last Wednesday, I think we should move it onto the agenda at our next DA.

(Thanks again to U Dream of Janie.)

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