Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Oil Industry Battle for the Hearts and Minds in Education Curriculum

An investigation by the American-Statesman shows how oil and gas industry advocates pushed the development of pro-fossil fuel curriculum and then worked closely with the curriculum writers, instructing them on energy issues and editing the curriculum. 

Image result for environmental collapseImage result for environmental collapseTwo experts in energy education reviewed the curriculum and found it to provide "incomplete or misleading information" about energy. 

Environmental education is notably lacking from Texas public school curriculum. Does it come as any surprise that the oil and gas industry wants to define that curriculum in terms that benefit the industry at the expense of student learning?
(Oil and Gas Industry Writes Environmental Curriculum)
This is like the tobacco industry writing about the dangers of smoking....

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