UPDATE:Here is the clip from our show: Click here.
Developed by a group of educators, the program is aimed at teaching children about the connection between their actions and the wider world — so they can help save the planet. Save the planet?
Look to these “educators”! The brightest among us! The teachers of our children!
“More and more information is coming towards these kids every day,” said Deni Peterson, who runs the Learning Landscapes program that has brought educational gardens to county schools. “These are depressing issues; these are hard issues for these kids, so I just try to plant some hope in there.” Depressing? You are scaring them for no reason!
Tammy Smith, a first-grade teacher at High Point Elementary School, said she wants to instill the concept that “thrown away” is not really “away” — items that are tossed instead of recycled or reused ultimately occupy space in a landfill, where some of them take millennia to decompose. Keep on scaring elementary kids!
“I’ve lived here all my life, and I remember playing in the snow,” said Angela Surber, a seventh-grade teacher at Glade Spring Middle School. “The kids today don’t even know what snow is.” Are you sure we have global warming because of your students? All your life, but your only 24?? Maybe the earth just goes through changes. Mrs. Surber, what is the “ideal” earth temperature for SW VA?
“There’s lifestyle choices that you need to make, such as conserving lights, because it’s going to be cheaper,” said Laurel Flaccavento, who recently retired after 30 years of teaching in Washington County schools. The earlier we can indoctrinate the easier it gets and the more likely they will vote Democrat later in life.
Rees Shearer, a retired elementary school counselor, said energy conservation could eliminate the need for new power plants, and the money spent on them instead could be used to generate electricity in a different way: by reducing demand. This reminds of the Obama’s energy plan, inflate your tires! But now we can conserve our way to a brighter future (or dimmer)! Did Obama go to public schools? (This reminds of Bush slaping down that liberal news guy!)
“We’re trying to stay out of politics and then take advantage of the good lessons of being environmental stewards,” said Assistant Superintendent Tom Graves. Wrong Tom! It is all about politics
Listen to Eco-insanity!
Maybe Tim Kaine Pre-K program would help, don’t laugh! God help our children in these government run indocrination centers we call schools!! McCain has this one right!