Sunday, December 03, 2006

As The NSTA Turns Inconveniently

JanieBelle
Remember a few days ago, when we were discussing the National Science Teahers of America thing?

The long and the short of it is that the producers of the movie An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's movie about global warming, wanted to donate a gazillion copies of the movie for the NSTA to distribute. The NSTA turned them down, and one of their reasons was that they didn't want to piss off the folks who give them money. One of those folks is Exxon, which obviously has a vested interest in not having that movie seen.

Laurie David, one of the producers wrote an op-ed about it, and got us all pissed off about the situation. Then the NSTA wrote a response, which made us all feel a little better. Then the NSTA altered its response, which left us all a little confused, and a bit suspicious.

If you're still following this, the online version of the journal Science weighs in on the discussion....

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