This is good news regarding the NSTA fiasco. It seems some New York City teachers feel that the education of our children is — wait for it — more important than the oil industry’s bottom line.
Kazaa to them!
JD is reporting that a resolution distributed at the December 6th delegate assembly of the United Federation of Teachers reads as follows:
Whereas Laurie David, co-producer of the AL Gore movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” tried to donate 50,000 DVD Copies of the movie to the National Science Teachers Association so science teachers could show their students, and
Whereas Linda Crosshauer, the NSTA president, refused the DVD donation of “An Inconvenient Turth” because the organization had already taken financial contributions from Exxon-Mobil and Shell, as well as accepted and distributed copies of the American Petroleum Institute’s own movie “Fuel-less: You Can’t Be Cool Without Fuel.”
Resolved, that the United Federation of Teachers request that Ms. David donate the copies to the UFT or the AFT so that all of our students and teachers can benefit from this vital award winning documentary.
Thanks back to Jonathan!