Friday, April 14, 2017

Right Wing “Think Tank” engaged in effort to persuade teachers to be climate change deniers - Wait What?

Right Wing “Think Tank” engaged in effort to persuade teachers to be climate change deniers - Wait What?:

Right Wing “Think Tank” engaged in effort to persuade teachers to be climate change deniers

The Heartland Institute is an Illinois based conservative “think tank” and advocacy group that is focused on building support for conservative ideas such as charter schools and vouchers, all while promoting its broader, right-wing political agenda.
Last year, the Heartland Institute applauded Governor Dannel Malloy’s anti-public education, pro-charter school agenda proclaiming,
Charter schools will receive increased government support if Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s (D) proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 passes.
Malloy’s budget proposal increases state aid for public charter schools by $9.3 million and reduces state taxpayers’ funding of traditional local government schools by more than $11 million.
And later in the year, the Heartland Institute returned its attention to Connecticut observing that the state of Connecticut spent enough on public education.
In a blog post on their website, the Heartland Institute went on to quote Connecticut’s Yankee Institute for Public Policy opposing additional school aid for Connecticut’s public school children and supporting the “money follows the child” funding scheme that would divert even more scarce public funds to privately owned and operated charter schools.
Now the Heartland Institute is focusing its resources on convincing school teachers in Connecticut and across the nation that climate change doesn’t Right Wing “Think Tank” engaged in effort to persuade teachers to be climate change deniers - Wait What?:

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