Bronx Assemblyman Peter Rivera wants to require schools to show Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” to every student every year, starting in first grade. Andrew Wolf writes in the New York Sun:
Mr. Rivera, who up until now never seemed to be particularly interested in the education issues of his community, where test scores rise a lot slower than the temperature of the earth, seems to have found a new cause.
“Al Gore has suggested that every science class in America watch this film,” Mr. Rivera says. “My legislation will mandate the showing to all students in grades 1 through 12 because the message of this documentary must be seen by every member of the next generation. They are the ones most likely to listen.”
Via KitchenTable Math.
In Canada, a high school student complained Gore’s movie is inescapable.
First it was his world history class. Then he saw it in his economics class. And his world issues class. And his environment class. In total, 18-year-old McKenzie, a Northern Ontario high schooler, says he has had the film An Inconvenient Truth shown to him by four different teachers this year.
Those Canadian kids would be grateful to see the movie only once a year.