The Power of Government Schools

What does a good government technocrat do when the public does not support his expensive vision?  Why, he uses the power of the government education monopoly to try to do a little indocrination.  This is the summary from the climate education bill as proposed by Barrack Obama:

Climate Change Education Act – Requires the Director of the National Science Foundation to establish a Climate Change Education Program to: (1) broaden the understanding of climate change, possible long and short-term consequences, and potential solutions; (2) apply the latest scientific and technological discoveries to provide learning opportunities to people; and (3) emphasize actionable information to help people understand and to promote implementation of new technologies, programs, and incentives related to energy conservation, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction.
Requires such Program to include: (1) a national information campaign to disseminate information on and promote implementation of the new technologies, programs, and incentives; and (2) a competitive grant program to provide grants to states, municipalities, educational institutions, and other organizations to create materials relevant to climate change and climate science, develop climate science kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum and supplementary educational materials, or publish climate change and climate science information.
This helps to explain why Obama opposes school choice — because he sees the government schools not just as an education establishment, but as a re-education tool.

5 thoughts on “The Power of Government Schools”

  1. Where there are fools
    (as a general rule),
    it’s the result
    of government schools.

  2. Now we know the price of Al Gore’s endorsement, but is it worth the bit of empty campaign rhetoric?

  3. What about teaching the benefits of global warming (or are we calling it “climate change” now)?
    And since this is a liberal agenda, how about the negative effects on poor countries trying to develop?

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