Exxon Mobil messes with school education

26 11 2006

Via the Washington Post, it seems that oil company Exxon Mobil is funding the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in the US.   The NTSA knocked back an offer of 50,000 free copies of an an inconvenient truth from the movie’s producers (for use in schools) citing political bias concerns, as well as:

“unnecessary risk upon the [NSTA] capital campaign, especially certain targeted supporters.”

The company has apparently given $6 million dollars to the teacher’s association since 1996 and has a member on the NTSA’s corporate advisory board.

Why don’t I find this surprising?

Read more from the article here

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