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Public School District Ban on Textbooks Desputing Global Warming/Climate Change

sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior MemberPosts: 1,933 Senior Member
I am so dazed and confused by these idiots I don't know what to say. Our planet has been changing it's climate since it became a planet. There is really nothing we can do about it. I am no expert on the subject but actual experts realize ocean currents change climate and we have no control over them. I'm guessing it's another possible crisis used to conveniently divert our attention from the New World Order. I've heard textbooks burn best at Fahrenheit 451!

PPS Board votes to set new, district-wide standards about teaching climate change
Posted: May 20, 2016 10:49 PM PDT <
By Kandra Kent


PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
The Portland Public Schools Board voted unanimously Tuesday to set new, district-wide standards on how to teach climate change.
The resolution states the district will “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of climate crisis or its roots in human activities.”
Lincoln High Social Studies teacher Tim Swinehart spent eight months helping craft the new policy that would eliminate textbooks such as the currently used Modern World History.
"The second paragraph starts with the sentence that 'Not all scientists agree with the theory of the greenhouse effect,' which is just factually wrong,” Swinehart said, pointing out several other statements in the book that he and others discredit.
“We have a responsibility to prepare our students for the reality that they’re growing up into,” Swinehart said.
According to Swinehart, the district’s new policies could be a first for public school in the nation - and with that, he admits the territory doesn’t come without controversy.
"Whether it should be or not, this is still an issue that is highly politicized in our country,” he said, adding that he admires the board’s decision to take a stand.
“I think it does take a certain amount of courage to say that, ‘Our responsibility to the generations growing up and the unborn generations, is greater than any sort of risk - any sort of backlash - that will come from people who, for one reason or other, don’t see this as the right thing to do,” Swinehart said.
Fox 12 spoke with two parents who opposed the district’s new climate change teaching policy, but they declined to speak on camera.
Grant High student Thomas Beckett said he was excited to hear Portland Public Schools was taking a firm stance on the issue.
“Some teachers are saying it’s a debatable subject, and some teachers say it’s a real fact - and so now I’m glad it’s going really a fact for all teachers,” Beckett said. “I don’t like reading this might potentially be a problem, because I know it’s a problem, and I’d like to see teachers -- our school system taking responsibility for something that’s a problem.”
There’s no timeline when new textbooks or learning material could be in students’ hands. Swinehart said figuring out how to implement the policy will be the next step. He said he hopes in will be an inclusive process collaborated on by the community.
“How do we take this huge, overwhelming issue and turn it into something that can empower kids?,” Swinehart asked. "This could really change the way students understand climate change.”


Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/32030576/pps-board-votes-to-set-new-district-wide-standards-about-teaching-climate-change#ixzz49LBRZ0Ff

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Bunch of Damn Commies..........
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,045 Senior Member
    At best, its a debatable subject. Pushing pseudo-"religion" (either way) just isn't right - all sides should be presented.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    I'm a climate change denier. I will continue, as before, and without guilt, to leave the largest carbon footprint I care to or can afford. I don't separate my trash. I leave my lights on. I set my thermostats for comfort, not conservation. I drive a big, heavy, V8 powered car, and I love it.

    But I am not a monster. I realize that for anything to be recycled, it must have a first user. Let me step up and volunteer for that duty. I will be the first user of everything. I will always try to buy virgin products, never recycled goods. You don't have to thank me - virtue is its own reward.

    (BTW, it is important to overeat, for political reasons, to keep good food from falling into the hands of the poor.)
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I believe in climate change, and here's graphs from several sources to prove it. It also proves that basing any theory on the last 100+ years is the work of charlatans out for government grant money and the selling of carbon credits by Al Gore.

    2000-years-of-global-temperature_zpssfdp9ce1.jpg

    Entire_Earth_History_Record_zpspnvto5fx.gif

    fig1_zpsf6fwpjop.gif

    Temperature-range-chart_zps8cwkmdyd.jpg

    Like they said on the TV show "The X-Files", "The truth is out there." Sayin'. :tooth:
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
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  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    At best, its a debatable subject. Pushing pseudo-"religion" (either way) just isn't right - all sides should be presented.
    Exactly. Destroying all evidence contrary to your pre-determined result is the opposite of science.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    sgtrock21 wrote: »

    "The second paragraph starts with the sentence that 'Not all scientists agree with the theory of the greenhouse effect,' which is just factually wrong,” Swinehart said, pointing out several other statements in the book that he and others discredit.

    Is this guy saying that ALL scientists believe in the greenhouse effect? All?
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • john9001john9001 Senior Member Posts: 668 Senior Member
    Only those who receive grant money to "prove" climate change.
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    This (schools) is where we are losing the battle for good. The left has been brainwashing our youth for the last 30 yrs!! Want to know where all those Bernie Sanders supporters came from?

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,912 Senior Member
    Jeeper wrote: »
    This (schools) is where we are losing the battle for good. The left has been brainwashing our youth for the last 30 yrs!! Want to know where all those Bernie Sanders supporters came from?

    Luis
    Better board the climate change train or be declared a heretic and spend the rest of your life in jail, as some leftists would like to see.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Is this guy saying that ALL scientists believe in the greenhouse effect? All?

    Like Bill Clinton said, it all depends on what your definition of the word 'is' is. Here's a link to the bogus 97% BS. Manipulating statistics to 'prove' a point is old hat.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/05/21/third-becomes-97-percent-bald-faced-lie-changed-western-world/
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Better board the climate change train or be declared a heretic and spend the rest of your life in jail, as some leftists would like to see.
    Heretics are traditionally tortured and killed. You will be lucky to be entered into a re-education camp. I have to love that the "High school social studies" teacher is an expert on global warming/climate change. Another brain washed/brain dead socialist democrat spewing the party line agenda "fear mongering deflective" BS! I really don't like using the word deflective as that is one of the demtards favorites but in this case I think it is appropriate.
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    Better board the climate change train or be declared a heretic and spend the rest of your life in jail, as some leftists would like to see.

    They better be bringing their :guns::guns::guns::guns: to the party!!

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
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