Skip to comments.So how did An Inconvenient Truth become required classroom viewing?
Posted on 05/26/2007 6:39:53 AM PDT by JillValentine
First it was his world history class. Then he saw it in his economics class. And his world issues class. And his environment class. In total, 18-year-old McKenzie, a Northern Ontario high schooler, says he has had the film An Inconvenient Truth shown to him by four different teachers this year.
"I really don't understand why they keep showing it," says McKenzie (his parents asked that his last name not be used). "I've spoken to the principal about it, and he said that teachers are instructed to present it as a debate. But every time we've seen it, well, one teacher said this is basically a two-sided debate, but this movie really gives you the best idea of what's going on."
McKenzie says he has educated himself enough about both sides of the climate- change controversy to know that the Al Gore movie is too one-sided to be taught as fact. Even scientists who back Mr. Gore's message admit they're uncomfortable with liberties the politician takes with "science" in the film. But, McKenzie says most of his classmates are credulous. His teachers are not much more discerning. "They don't know there's another side to the argument," he says. McKenzie's mother was outraged to find out that Mr. Gore's film was being presented as fact in her son's classroom. "This is just being poured into kids' brains instead of letting them know there's a debate going on," she says. "An educational system falls down when they start taking one side."
I honestly would have no problem with my son being shown the film as long as the class did an honest, in-depth analysis of the facts to determine if the film was correct or simple propoganda.
Do you have a working link?
It would be like showing Michael Moore's film Sicko in health classes - has that happened yet? It certainly would not surprise me!
The school announced it will soon be teaching the children with “Triumph of the Will”, “Birth of a Nation” and “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”.
I was required to watch Michael Moore’s BS pile “Roger And Me” in a college geography class, of all places. “Sicko” wouldn’t surprise me either.
First it was his world history class. Then he saw it in his economics class. And his world issues class. And his environment class
Pretty ridiculous but what I find interesting is the courses. I went to high school a long time ago but I don’t recall high school being a time to study such subject (except as part of a larger course such as history). We were so busy with learning basics such as science, math, English, etc. that our electives were pretty much limited to foreign languages, advanced math or English, debate, business courses (i.e. typing or shorthand), shop or home economics. How do they have time to cover environment, economics or world issues as separate courses? Is this why our kids can’t spell or write worth a hoot?
Signed, me, an old coot.
I did a search for Gore and Inconvenient Truth and didn’t find anything. Guess I should have searched for Algore as a keyword instead of Gore.
The NEA is probably behind all of this. Parents need to stand up and tell those schools what they think of this kind of stuff. They are the ones paying the taxes to support the schools.
Oh, never fear, leftists are famous for doing comprehensive and in-depth critical analysis of their own propaganda.
Does the principal even care?
Bet ya this film becomes a required viewing for the young kids in our schools.
That would be a good lesson in critical thinking for the young to take what they have already learned and use it to prove or disprove junk science.
The entire book/PowerPoint/Movie/speech whatever of Al Gore and the enviro postate is a slumgullion of falsitudes presented as a gospel
If they try that here, my kids would “conveniently” be absent that day.
“Oh, must have been the flu or something.”
It should be exposed as propaganda as The Eternal Jew, Triumph of the Will, and other films are.
The “Oscar” award for this film is a disgrace, as was the Academy’s celebration of Leni Reifentstahl the year she died.
If someone did “great” work for Fred Phelps we all know they would not and should not be celebrated.
Leni may have made other films but she was Hitler’s lover and “those films” are the ones that are shown in every filmmaking class. Her Nazi work is the reason she is known today.
Sicko hasn’t been released yet (although he released bootlegs of F911 to the internet and even Cuban television WITHOUT trying to shut down the providers).
Ever notice how many Marxists teach Economics?
Actually I think the film on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion exposes the fraud.
Ditto, and what is a world issues class?
My only economics class was taught in a church university and the professor was definitely not a Marxist. My out-of-school learning has mostly come from reading Sowell, Friedman and a few others. But, scratch the surface and, unfortunately, a lot of teachers are at least socialist at heart, especially those who teach in the high school “soft science” courses. You ought to have seen my daughter’s U.S. history teacher—a Ph.D. from Berkeley. She was one of the reasons I pulled her out of public school for her last year and a half.
My suspicion is that the kids read newspaper and magazine articles and discuss them. Of course, no one teacher could be an expert enough to teach anything useful on what must be a huge range of discussions. If, and that’s a big if, the teacher taught the kids to be skeptical, I would applaud such a class but I suspect it is merely the “party line” and the term assignment is to go participate in some liberal-leaning public demonstration.
I had a Marxist prof who taught Ancient English Lit. He wore a red star on his lapel every class. And he wore the same clothes every class, all worker blue denim. Tenured.
By the way, he also allowed us to select our own grades at the end of the term.
Be it on blogs, forums, etc.. people are almost like robots on this.... Coincidence? I don’t think so..
Do a Google search for ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ and ‘Subliminal Messages’ (or NLP) or, if you can find a downloaded copy of the movie, upload it in Flash, Sony Vegas, or another program where you can see it frame by frame.. very shocking what is put in this movie...
.. More info to come as I can get some screenshots on the latter item... I may float that to Matt Drudge first..
Re-education just like the Communists like to do.
The truth is , most young teachers are total morons and products of Leftist/Marsist run colleges. They are already brainwashed and they carry that leftist mission right into the classroom.In my school there are still a few “old school” teachers who have some education and are reasonable , logical people( me and 2 other are conservatives -the rest are Dem hacks and “friends “ of the local Dem machine ). The young teachers are barely more educated than the kids. Few have ANY clue as to history ( which is no longer taught in college for the most part) They parrot their Marist mentors lies and pass it on to YOUR KIDS. The system has been completely taken over by the far left . Go to your local high school and talk to the teachers , you’ll be in for a BIG BIG shock.
Thank goodness that I no longer have kids in school. I have a son that has already been brain washed in college and working on de-programming him now.
The purpose of government schools is indoctrination. People need to bite the bullet and pull their kids out. Yes, it is an expensive sacrifice. But it is part of the fight for liberty. It’s not as much sacrifice as those who fight for liberty in the armed forces...
We used to call that technique BRAINWASHING.
Herr Goebbles (sp?)was right.
Once it becomes socialist propaganda it becomes a tool for the left. Education has become no more than indoctrination of leftist idealism.
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I remember reading about a Science Teacher who taught a class on day one of the year about a dinosaur fossil. He told them it was blue with green stripes. It sang a song a lot like a modern-day robin, and traveled in V-shaped herds. They also reviewed the skeletal structure of the animal.
The next day he gave them a quiz. He gave everyone who talked about the color of the animal, its singing, or the V-shaped herds a zero. The object was to teach them to critically examine everything they are taught.
Odd this is coming out of Canada. Surely this is happening in the US as well, but the US media seems to view AlGore as some kind of deity, so they probably don’t see anything wrong with it.
My girls got to see Fahrenheit 911 (by that other fat idiot) their last year of high school. One of them still hasn’t gotten over it.