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Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:39 PM

 

My daughter had a lesson in climate change at school today-- 8th grade

The material was from the book, but apparently the teacher was fairly skeptical of the whole idea. This seems quite irresponsible to me, at this point in time. My question is-- is it worth saying anything to the teacher or the school? Of course my daughter is mortified at this prospect.



But I just wanted to get some feedback.

Thanks

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Reply My daughter had a lesson in climate change at school today-- 8th grade (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 OP
elleng Sep 2016 #1
Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 #2
yeoman6987 Sep 2016 #3
Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 #5
vlyons Sep 2016 #4
Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 #6
lindysalsagal Sep 2016 #7
Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 #9
ileus Sep 2016 #8

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:42 PM

1. Yes, it certainly is 'worth it.'

'Fairly skeptical' teacher of 8th graders should be informed, and maybe suggest the teacher use his/er skepticism as a teaching moment/example. LOTS of fodder there, for a GOOD teacher.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:49 PM

2. Thanks! I'll see if I can get her contact info. My daughter won't even give it to me.

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:49 PM

3. I think talk directly to the teacher

 

Give her a chance to explain what she said in class. Perhaps she is for it but didn't explain it well. How is the book on the subject? If after talking with her, you are not satisfied then definitely go to the administration.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 08:13 PM

5. thanks-- yeah, I'll try

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 05:03 PM

4. Time for a parent-teacher conference

Was this a "science teacher?" You need to ask the teacher what are her qualifications to teach science. And while you're at the school, swing by the principal's office and complain. If the school has more than 2 8th grade science teachers, you can demand that your child be transferred into another class, where actual science is taught. Finally, you should inform both the principal and the teacher that you will definitely complain to the local board of education if the school refuses to teach the facts about climate change. This really pisses me off, and I don't even know you or your child.

Meanwhile have your child watch Al Gore's inconvenient truth and read some online essays that are appropriate for an 8th grader. You'll have to take charge of this aspect of your child's education.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 08:19 PM

6. yes, thanks! Thankfully my daughter is very aware of climate change and noticed what was going on

 

I really do want to follow up but my kid really seems embarrassed by my meddling. This was her biology teacher. No idea of her qualifications.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 08:19 PM

7. You'd have no ground if it were 50-50, but the vast majority of scientists are convinced.

Not good teaching if you disregard the empirical evidence.....

But having raised an 8th grade girl, pick another battle.

I'm just saying. Tell her she's right, teacher's biased, watches faux snooze, loves frump.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 08:22 PM

9. haha, true

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 08:21 PM

8. Your daughter knows better....so no reason to be "that parent"

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