Changing the climate in classrooms
I'm going to get in trouble with my handlers for today's posting, but I think this Frontier Centre article is very important, and I suggest you read every word. Whether or not you think that global warming is real and caused by human activity, you surely have to admit that it's wrong for schools to present a one-sided view of a controversial issue like climate change. And the bigger issue, although only touched on in the article, is schools' tendency to promote a left-of-centre perspective on everything from politics to the economy to social activism to anti-globalization to the environment. It is especially important that a balanced presentation of controversial issues like these be provided in schools. After all, we're talking about a captive audience of impressionable youngsters made possible by compulsory school attendance.