Skip to comments.L.A. Names School After Al Gore -- But Will Students Be Safe?
Posted on 09/07/2010 4:32:42 AM PDT by lbryce
L.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor.
Yet there are concerns over the school -- not over Al Gore's name but because some critics fear the campus' location poses a long-term health risk to students and staff.
School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.
The $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences will open Sept. 13 for about 675 students. As he was with Bill Clinton (who has an L.A. middle school named after him), Gore is second on the ticket to Rachel Carson, the late author credited with helping launch the modern environmental movement.
"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Making sure the school is safe "would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society."
Construction crews were working at the campus up to the Labor Day weekend, replacing toxic soil with clean fill. All told, workers removed dirt from two 3,800-square-foot plots to a depth of 45 feet, space enough to hold a four-story building. The soil had contained more than a dozen underground storage tanks serving light industrial businesses. Additional contamination may have come from the underground tanks of an adjacent gas station. A barrier will stretch 45 feet down from ground level to limit future possible fuel leakage.
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At last, Algore's true calling.
There is something very wrong about using the word Science and Al Gore in the same phrase.
Must be a school for the severely mentally challenged!
did algore die? usually they wait for the political people to be dead before bestowing such an honor. (just saying)
Sounds like the school is poison, which makes it a perfect place to name after Al Gore.
But at the same time, somehow terribly appropriate, given the utter hypocrisy that is the modern environmental industry.
I suspect the students are in far greater danger from the intellectual clap-trap that they’ll have to navigate than any site conditions...
Hsppy Ending Middle School
Noble Piece Prize HS.
they already have schools named after bho. seriously.
I got it ,,,, BUTTHEAD HIGH ??
How about: SEX-POODLE POLYTECHNIC ????????
... and for a mascot, they have ...
... and while they're at it, why not place the Bonehead on their faculty?
unbelievable, Rachel Carson is personally responsible for the DEATHS of MILLIONS OF CHILDREN. Why are we naming public schools after Religious Cult Leaders???
Someone should open the Albert Gore Crazed Sex Poodle Training and Obedience School.
I can think of several politicians who would have benefited from such a course.
Even more so to use Rachel Carson's name in association with any science. She wasn't a scientist, she was a manipulator of emotions who has caused the deaths of more people than Hitler, Mao, Stalin & Pol Pot combined.
Malaria, bed bugs, West Nile, blame it on Rachel
Cincinnati named a street after Pete Rose and Louisville one after Muhammad Ali.
The Soviets waited until Lenin was dead before renaming St. Petersburg/Petrograd "Leningrad," but there was a Stalingrad while Stalin was dictator and there was a Titograd in Montenegro while Tito was in charge in Yugoslavia. The dictator of the Dominican Republic renamed the country's capital after himself, Ciudad Trujillo.
A better name for the school might be Slumlord Millionire School, in honor of Al Gore's record as a landlord.
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