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A terrifying environmental trend

Posted by Liberty on December 21, 2008

Schools Unleash ‘Eco-Kids’ to Badger Their Parents

This should scare you more than the prospect of eating polar bears

“Educators sometimes give the impression that they are in the business of protecting their pupils from the negative influence of their parents. Schools are sometimes devoted to the project of correcting the “outdated values” that parents have taught their children. That’s bad enough! However, in recent times policymakers and educators have also embraced the idea that through influencing children they can reeducate parents. Instead of parents socializing their children they advocate a reversal in roles.

It is in the domain of environmental education that the project of socialization in reverse is most systematically pursued. Many environmental educators advocate pester power as a contribution to changing the behavior of adults. David Uzell, a professor of environmental psychology at the University of Surrey, recalls attending an educational conference a few years ago where “everyone was absolutely convinced” that pester power was “the answer” to the problem of climate change. Uzell’s own research has focused on what he calls ‘inter-generational learning through the transference of personal experience typically from the child to the parent / other adults / home.’”

First of all, what exactly is a professor of environmental psychology?  Are environmental psychologists behind the massive obnoxious global warming propaganda campaign in the MSM?  Fortunately, for me, all the “green” advertising and pseudo-news reporting has had the opposite effect that they intend.  I can’t even look at a compact fluorescent lightbulb without screaming in rage anymore.

“In the U.S., socializing children through the promotion of environmental education has been practiced in schools for over a decade. The New York Times reports that a new cohort of ‘eco-kids’ devoted to green values ‘try to hold their parents accountable at home’ and adds how adults become defensive under the ‘watchful eye of the pint-size eco-police.’ School districts across the U.S. have sought to capitalize on the idealism of ‘eco-kids’ to integrate environmental values into whatever subjects they can.”

This is only one reason why it is so important for parents to be involved in their childrens’ education.  Don’t think that you’re bothering teachers by asking to see for yourself the curriculum being used in your child’s class.  Those teachers work for you!  If they are teaching based on a biased agenda and undermining the values you’re trying to instill in your child, they need to be set straight.

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