Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

Abby Zimet

The eminently wise officials of California recruited BP, which
boasted an iffy safety record even before they trashed the Gulf of
Mexico, to help craft a new environmental education curriculum
for grades K through 12 in over 1,000 school districts statewide.
Revisionist history, anyone? Next up: Goldman Sachs will teach "Morality
in Business."

"I'd hate to see how a section in future textbooks mentioning the BP oil spill will look," said Lisa Graves of the Wisconsin-based Center for Media and Democracy, a critic of so-called "greenwashing" techniques by corporations to make their products appear eco-friendly.



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