It’s An Obama World… Maryland Is First State to Require Students to Pass Junk Science Test Before Graduating

It used to be that the mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges. But that was before Obama. Now it’s all about indoctrination and junk science.

Barack Obama’s radical (green) Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. So, like a good socialist, Chu proposed indoctrinating the nation’s youth on global warming junk science. And he’s not shy about it.

P/Oed Patriot reported on Chu’s new indoctrination program complete with instructions and lesson plans and quizzes:

This wasn’t a joke…
Yesterday, Maryland because the first state to require students to pass a green test before graduating.
The kids can’t read or write but at least they can pass an enviro-Marxism test.
The PJ Tatler reported:

Well, the least Free State — literally — is outdoing itself in the idiocy department.

In an historic vote today, the Maryland State Board of Education provided specific guidance to all public schools to require that each student be environmentally literate before he or she graduates from high school. The vote cements Maryland as the first state in the country to approve a graduation requirement in environmental literacy, a credit to Governor O’Malley, to board members, and to Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools.

In other words, despite the growing evidence of fraud within the global warming/climate change debate, Maryland schools will, by law, force feed enviro-propaganda in the classroom. And your kid will swallow it whole, or not graduate.


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  • Makes homeschooling look pretty good.

  • dnb

    Do you know Maryland’s rank in reading, science and math? Would be interesting to see if it correlates?

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Is laundering money from public coffers and lying on TV part of the “education”? How about deceiving minorities into thinking great paying green jobs are just around the corner knowing the whole time it’s a scam to make your buddies on Wall Street richer? We need to make sure these kids are getting a complete green education.

  • Lily

    Because its not about educating the kids – its about indoctrinating kids to the “correct” way of thinking to make sure they turn out to be good ‘subjects’.

  • Militant Conservative

    Looking at this all wrong. Have your kid learn this

    Junk for what it is, junk science. Then have them be

    A conservative lib bashing rabid dog.

    Mine is, quite a mind on that young man.

    Powder is dry

  • avery

    Why are we not defund all this Junks.

  • Joe College

    8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, Kansas – 1895

    http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/2333-American-Education,-1895.html

    Example question: “District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?”

  • olm

    We homeschool now after discounting the idea completely in the past. I really can not see sending a young child into this leftist nightmare unless you absolutely have no option or are drinking the KoolAid yourself.

  • WSG

    The kids don’t learn environmental literacy, they learn to regurgitate what they are supposed to for a good grade. If no thought processes are used, how would the child learn? The system can only present a conclusion as fact and hope that the rest of the child’s schooling has not taught them to question anything. What are the chances of that?

  • JD

    which is why my kids are going to private school.

  • Boglee

    Any bets that the graduates are economic illiterates who cannot balance their own checkbooks.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Green? Green? mmmmm I wonder if the progressive traitors will have the kids rocking back and forth while they memorize this crap the way their allies in the middle east do? bahahahahaha

  • bg

    ++

    thank Muhammad

    /gw sarc/

    ==

  • LibsRMorons

    They LIE to the kids, and make the kids LIE to graduate! What a twisted world.

  • Warthog

    I think I will homeschool my kids in a little brick schoolhouse I shall build and heat with burning tires.

  • Valerie

    A few terms the kids need to know:

    parts per million
    mole percent
    carbohydrate, carbon, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide
    phosphate, citrate
    experimental error
    model
    scale

    What we need is a really serious upgrade in the knowledge base of environmental “activists.”

    Nobody disagrees that both industry and families need to clean up their messes. And, people will co-operate with reasonable requests. The enviros, however, have a long record of pushing hard for expensive, even counterproductive “solutions” based more on fantasy than on hard science. Enviros tend to distrust scientists, except for descriptive biologists, because scientists have a tendency to point out that every “solution” is going to have consequences of its own.

    If you want to know about counterproductive solutions, all you have to do is read the directions for the disposal of those curly lamp bulbs. You don’t even have to assume that the claims for lifetime of the bulbs is a crock (it is).

  • Conservative to the Core

    We had the exact same thing in the 1970’s but it was called “Ecology.” There are universities that now offer a Master’s Degree in “environmental management.”

  • Trialdog

    State enforced mental abuse of children.

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • averagemelon

    This is why parenting is so important.

    Next election, this garbage will end. Global warming will go down in history as a manipulative tool used by corporate-purchased politicians to gain unprecedented access to American wallets…and FAILED.

  • GUS

    This is simple. LIBTARDS crave control. So they invent crisis’ that they can fix. The BUREAUCRATIC DOUCHEBAGS, nod and baaaa baaaaa, and collect their pay check.

    Your children get brains full of mush.

  • #1AMERICAN

    the mooslum odumbo…continuing the destruction of america bit by bit…welcome to what russia used to look like…

  • GUS

    average melon. Nothing will change. Boehner will still play nice with the Commies.

  • SeniorD

    Major sigh! What can be said for a state that elects The Littlest Senator (but Biggest Liberal) and is home to the world’s Gaia’s Champion (who made millions pushing false science)?

    Howabout – bunker up and keep the powder dry!

    I regret I have two grandchildren about to enter the Marysland Public School Indoctrination system. Nothing would please me more than for those two pieces of the future to be saved from the clowns in Annapolis.

  • Joanne

    This is no different in universities and colleges – if you have a commie professor, and more often than not you do, you have to tow whatever bullshat line they are pushing to get good marks – now their target is high schools, and before you know it elementary schools.

    This is communism – brainwashing the children.

  • #20 Gus
    You got it right! The liberals just crave control.

    No longer do they teach kids HOW to think. Now all they do is teach kids WHAT to think.

    In the 60s we all were taught to question authority and ascertain for ourselves what was true. No longer! Now they create causes all in the name of being “good” and the outcome always comes out to be drafting more regulations, so they can hire more people to be bureaucrats and regulators, and then those people in turn become part of their ever increasing constituency. That or they give money in the form of entitlements to lazy dysfunctional people to keep them on the dole and beholden to the party.

    Those at the top of their pyramid, like Gore and the Clintons, already have theirs, but they want to insure their power long term. They conjure up all sorts of scams (like carbon trading and CO2 credits) to bring the money into their coffers. Isn’t it interesting how the lemmings are just waiting to buy CO2 credits from Gore’s fake energy exchange to keep him flying in Gulfstream jets and riding in limousines wherever he goes? Could it possibly be more transparent?

  • Tru

    This has been going on for decades. I went to school k-12 in Montgomery County MD. It was indoctrination then. I can’t imagine what it is like now. I always hated school. Looking back on it I attribute being a poor student to resisting indoctrination. I remember having a social studies teacher in Jr. High that corrected me when I said communism is wrong. He tried his best to convince me otherwise and he failed. Needless to say I failed his class. I failed History in high school too. I think it was because the lib teacher had re-written it. Took US History in summer school in a conservative country and got a B+. I’m so glad I don’t live in MD anymore.

  • Zoot

    Except for Garrett County, Maryland sucks.

  • #23 June 22, 2011 at 10:24 am
    SeniorD commented:
    I regret I have two grandchildren about to enter the Marysland Public School Indoctrination system. Nothing would please me more than for those two pieces of the future to be saved from the clowns in Annapolis
    ………………..

    Just sayin’ —
    If you are retired and have free time, YOU can educate your grandchildren. Elementary school tutoring is no more than two hours a day. That’s ALL they can absorb. The instruction moves fast because it’s personalized and the kids are closely supervised so they are corrected immediately. It’s a shock to realize how much time of a day at school is wasted because of herding crowds.

    Calvert School is in Baltimore. It has its own building, but more importantly, it sells a year in a box to anyone who buys it K thru 8th – elementary is about $750 – including sissors, paper, the books, workbooks EVERYTHING, including the day-by-day teacher’s instructions on what to do. Thus, ANYONE can deliver this EXCELLENT traditional education to any kid. For an extra fee, they will provide faculty overisght for grading and recording (mail it in) and grading and an official Calvert transcript in case parents think they need a more offical paper than they can produce themselves.

    It is the closest organized curriculum to the European and other foreign education models. Years ago, a failing local Baltimore school after two eyars of school board stonewalling bought Calvert curriculum. The school went from 25% inthe city to 85% = poor kids, black kids, all the stereotypes the schools use as excuses and their performance shot up. They were pounsiehd though – the feds dropped funding for the public school – seems only piss-poor schools qualify for funds, not top schools, even though they are amongst the poorest in the city.

    In the old days, the older generation woudl teach the little kids while their parents worked. The wisdom and experience of the oldest, transferred to the youngest, a gift that is without measure.

  • Higgy

    After teaching students the basics like reading, writing and mathematics environmental subjects could be beneficial. The problem is that that won’t happen. First, basic education is suspect at best. Many Maryland students going on to college need remedial courses in the basics just to take college level material. Second, liberal wackos will want to teach garbage like that which Gore promoted to make him rich. You will never hear that Polar Bears are not endangered, CO2 is not harmful and the earth goes through climate cycles without any influence from Homo-sapien. Also, the hole in the ozone layer was NOT caused by mankind. The bottom line is before getting into this puffery so O’Malley can be elected pres. get it together with basics.

  • Jimmer

    When I was a kid going to school in MD, I learned all about the coming ice age. Some kids will panic, and there will be some lame graduation speeches, and many kids won’t give a cent about it past passing the test, but the bright kids will probably look back and know how stupid this is.

  • And now all the state’s children can learn what any kid from Baltimore could already tell them…the only Green Job in the ‘hood is selling weed.

  • My wife and I are going to home school are daughter here in California.

    http://www.bluecollarphilosophy.com/2011/06/new-documentary-called-indoctrination-raises-concerns-about-public-schools-video.html

    I don’t want told at 5 that homosexuality is a normal expression of human sexuality.

  • Colt45

    The school sytem teaches the kids how to put on condoms and now they will learn that a used condom is an environmental bio-hazard. I think this is a good thing they teach kids a used condom is a bio-hazard. The kids today certainly aren’t able to read the condom label on proper disposal since the education system has not taught them how to read. The liberals are slowly acheiving their goal of dumbing down our children. Kids know everything but readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmatic. God help us.

  • Actually, this is quite the overstep by the enviro-weenies. You now have a concrete testing material that is subject to overview by concerned parents. Any parent able to prove the test inaccurate, or misleading can now go before the school board enmasse and challenge directly.

    The results could be quite embarassing if it is handled professionally and cleverly.
    Cheers,
    The Worm

  • Actually, this is quite the overstep by the enviro-weenies. You now have a concrete testing material that is subject to overview by concerned parents. Any parent able to prove the test inaccurate, or misleading can now go before the school board enmasse and challenge directly.

    The results could be quite embarassing if it is handled professionally and cleverly.
    Cheers,
    The Worm

  • bg

    ++

    flashback..

    Green Activists Blow Up Children in Latest Climate Change Video

    more info links in comments..

    direct link to video..

    [The four minute video was produced by the environmental organization
    1010global.org, which urges people to cut their carbon emissions by ten
    percent. The organization is also calling for a “global day of doing” on 10-10-10.
    ]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    another flashback..

    re: #13

    via connecting link @ #36:

    Osama Bin Laden Goes Green

    again, more info links in comments..

    ==

  • JeffInMD

    Instead of brown shirts, I guess it will be green shirts. I am totally appalled by this Marxist government in Annapolis, MD indoctrinating/pushing this agenda down our children. Those living outside of MD keep your eye on Maryland Governor O’Malley as he has his eyes set on the national scene and he is as bad as Obama with the equal protection of the usual liberal press.

    Now, I have a question. These good for nothing liberals are always crying about the non-existent separation of church and state. Where is their cry regarding this worship of Gaia the earth goddess? This is nothing but junk science that is unproven other than that it is false. It is nothing but socialism run amok to control people.

    Furthermore, I’m glad I graduated already. I have a Bachelor of Science and have taken post graduate classes. However, I would have never had that opportunity if this requirement was in place while I was in high school. I would have not kneeled down and kissed the green gaia signet ring of our king the governor. I know this environmental garbage to be nothing but the lie of the devil.

  • Tom

    Reason #3481 why we homeschool.