Gristmill readers have been knocking at our proverbial door to make sure we've seen Laurie David's article from Sunday's Washington Post. It details the National Science Teachers Association's (NSTA) rejection of 50,000 free copies of An Inconvenient Truth for use in science classes across the country, and it's definitely worth some Gristmill grinding. Accepting the DVDs would place "unnecessary risk upon the [NSTA] capital campaign, especially certain targeted supporters," the NTSA wrote. Those supporters? [Insert feigned surprise here] ExxonMobil, et al. Writes David, one of the film's producers, on the influence these capital providers have in the classroom already: NSTA's …
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