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SNR
09-22-2011, 01:32 AM
This is a legitimate study worth publishing about? That kids want to learn about green issues more than science?

"I want to learn how to be a doctor! Get this science shit out of my fucking face and teach me medicine!"


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/09/20/pupils-want-lessons-on-gr_n_971219.html
Students Want Lessons On Saving The Planet Instead Of Science And History, Survey Shows

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Children are so concerned about the environment they would rather learn about it than traditional subjects such as science and history, a survey has found.

And while parents struggle to answer their children's questions on environmental problems, they are bending to pester power to be more green, the research from the Co-operative showed.

The survey of 1,027 youngsters aged seven to 14 revealed that 82% of children rated learning about green issues as important, putting it ahead of science, history, IT and art, and only slightly behind English and maths.

Two-thirds want to learn more about wildlife and nature, almost as many (62%) want to learn about green issues and helping to save the planet, and almost half (47%) want to learn more about where food comes from. This compares with just 37% who want to learn more about art, 36% for IT and 35% for science, the survey found.

Almost all the children (96%) were either very or a little bit worried about people damaging the planet, and almost as many (93%) said they recycled, while 85% turn off the tap when they brush their teeth and three-quarters (77%) turn off lights and appliances.

Almost two-thirds (64%) say they have an influence on their parents' green behaviour and a poll of 1,002 adults who have children aged seven to 14 suggests the children are right.

Six out of 10 parents say their children persuade them to be greener. But with 41% of parents saying they did not learn about the environment at all when at school, half of those quizzed struggle to answer their children's queries on the subject. And they are confused about what causes climate change, with two-thirds thinking it is the result of the hole in the ozone layer, more than half (55%) think carbon monoxide is involved and 34% think acid rain has a role.

The Co-operative released the findings to mark the official launch of its Green Schools Revolution education programme which will give signed-up schools access to a wide range of classroom resources and activities. Classes will also have the opportunity to visit a Co-operative wind farm to see renewable energy in action, and seven Co-operative farms to see first-hand how food grows and how to cook it.

Paul Monaghan, head of ethics at the Co-operative, said: "We are lucky that our youngsters have such a tremendous appetite to learn more about green issues and make a difference.

"Through our Green Schools Revolution programme, we hope to do our bit to help the thousands of switched-on teachers who want to ensure the next generation are better equipped for the challenge of building a more sustainable world. However, parents aren't off the hook - clearly they need extra homework and the programme will put children in a good position to engage them further."

RubberSponge
09-22-2011, 05:49 AM
I think you can find unreliable news on every news site. Sensationalism, advertising and corporate profits are their main goals. Not reliabilty. Accuracy in reporting went out the window a long time ago.

News is more or less bought and paid for long before it reaches the public.

blaise
09-22-2011, 05:55 AM
They have a lot of good content, but it's without a doubt very liberal in the way they steer content and the blogs that get posted. It was funny, though. I remember orange here once saying it was non-biased, or something to that effect.

blaise
09-22-2011, 05:59 AM
As far as the story goes- I bet surveys show kids all want candy, too.

stevieray
09-22-2011, 07:23 AM
....children are SO concerned about the enviroment....

LMAO

KILLER_CLOWN
09-22-2011, 07:47 AM
....children are SO concerned about the enviroment....

LMAO

Brainwash them early enough, then yes.

patteeu
09-22-2011, 07:55 AM
Why do you think that report is unreliable? If kids were smart, we wouldn't make them go to school in the first place.

petegz28
09-22-2011, 07:59 AM
Well when I was in school at their age I wanted to do PE more than math and science. Just think how healthy people would be if they focused more on exercise and playing dodgeball than math and science and reading and writing?

stevieray
09-22-2011, 08:03 AM
Brainwash them early enough, then yes.

"you know...things your parents don't know..."

Radar Chief
09-22-2011, 08:07 AM
“Reliable news source”? That’s easy, it isn’t.

Radar Chief
09-22-2011, 08:09 AM
They have a lot of good content, but it's without a doubt very liberal in the way they steer content and the blogs that get posted. It was funny, though. I remember orange here once saying it was non-biased, or something to that effect.

Quote something from FOX News and watch the reaction.

kc rush
09-22-2011, 08:10 AM
The survey of 1,027 youngsters aged seven to 14 revealed that 82% of children rated learning about green issues as important, putting it ahead of science, history, IT and art, and only slightly behind English and maths.



The maths must be important.

banyon
09-22-2011, 08:13 AM
This isn't original content from huffington post, so I'm not sure the op conclusion is warranted.

Huff post is mainly a convient place to check for accumulated content from other sources. to the extent that I check it, that's typically the reason.

JonesCrusher
09-22-2011, 08:57 AM
"Children are so concerned about the environment they would rather learn about it than traditional subjects such as science"

LMAO
So according to Huffpo science is not involved in environmental studies.

Jaric
09-22-2011, 09:12 AM
LMAO
So according to Huffpo science is not involved in environmental studies.

Yeah this.

SNR
09-22-2011, 10:20 AM
This isn't original content from huffington post, so I'm not sure the op conclusion is warranted.

Huff post is mainly a convient place to check for accumulated content from other sources. to the extent that I check it, that's typically the reason.Ariana Huffington said, "Kids want to learn about the environment, not science. Perfect! I'll put it up on my website."

She doesn't get what that means?

SNR
09-22-2011, 10:21 AM
I want to learn how to become a great Chiefsplanet poster. Teach me all about Chiefsplanet, but lay off the football stuff. I don't care about that.

Brock
09-22-2011, 10:23 AM
Brainwash them early enough, then yes.

yeah, not really. Everybody cares about the environment until they figure out the lithium batteries in their iphones hurt the environment.

blaise
09-22-2011, 10:26 AM
yeah, not really. Everybody cares about the environment until they figure out the lithium batteries in their iphones hurt the environment.

Or how much bigger a pain in the ass it is to take the bus to work instead of driving.

SNR
09-22-2011, 10:44 AM
Ariana Huffington clearly wants people to get one thing out of this article: "Kids care about the environment."

That's cool and all, but in doing so, she chose to write about a study that asked a really fucking stupid question. AND the title she chose was even more idiotic. "Saving the planet." Fuck you, Ariana. Fuck you in the neck.

The other thing about it is kids are practically brain dead when it comes to history RIGHT NOW. Imagine teaching them less history and less science. That'd be one fucking stupid generation of kids.

orange
09-22-2011, 11:21 AM
Please explain to me how the Huffington Post is a reliable news source again?

Because that's a WIRE SERVICE story, perhaps?

http://www.pressassociation.com/

Featured on The Guardian.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/20/children-learn-environment-co-operative

blaise
09-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Right, and she just chooses which wire stories to run without any political agenda at all.

orange
09-22-2011, 11:57 AM
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blaise
09-22-2011, 12:42 PM
Don't bad mouth the HuffPost around orange. He's their biggest fan.

RaiderH8r
09-22-2011, 02:05 PM
LMAO
So according to Huffpo science is not involved in environmental studies.

Science can really f with faith and religion so it makes sense that the neo-communist lemmings wouldn't want facts to interfere with their story.

RaiderH8r
09-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Ariana Huffington clearly wants people to get one thing out of this article: "Kids care about the environment."

That's cool and all, but in doing so, she chose to write about a study that asked a really ****ing stupid question. AND the title she chose was even more idiotic. "Saving the planet." **** you, Ariana. **** you in the neck.

The other thing about it is kids are practically brain dead when it comes to history RIGHT NOW. Imagine teaching them less history and less science. That'd be one ****ing stupid generation of kids.

My kid also cares about Phineas and Ferb does that mean we should initiate a Platypus secret agent program? Kids are stupid; they don't know shit and it's that ignorance and desire to fit in that drives the eco-religous zealots to manipulate kids into buying into their bullshit. It really is an abomination the level of manipulation and malfeasance that is going on with the eco-religious movement. This is precisely why religion should be kept out of schools.

Radar Chief
09-22-2011, 02:16 PM
My kid also cares about Phineas and Ferb does that mean we should initiate a Platypus secret agent program?

There is only one Perry.

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vailpass
09-22-2011, 03:21 PM
There is only one Perry.

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Yes! He keeps the tri-state area safe for humanity.

banyon
09-22-2011, 08:33 PM
I want to learn how to become a great Chiefsplanet poster. Teach me all about Chiefsplanet, but lay off the football stuff. I don't care about that.

You're a fine CP Poster. We disagree sometimes. Like Herm says about Losing "get over it".

Saul Good
09-22-2011, 09:06 PM
The HuffPo is the liberal Drudge with more editorials.

HonestChieffan
09-22-2011, 09:13 PM
This isn't original content from huffington post, so I'm not sure the op conclusion is warranted.

Huff post is mainly a convient place to check for accumulated content from other sources. to the extent that I check it, that's typically the reason.

Like Drudge

banyon
09-22-2011, 09:23 PM
The HuffPo is the liberal Drudge with more editorials.

Like Drudge

Totally agree with these comparisons.

Dylan
09-22-2011, 09:37 PM
Huffington Post is not a reliable news source. It's a partisan blog.

banyon
09-22-2011, 10:28 PM
This thread prompted me to check the site, which I hadn't for a while.

This was an unusual story:

Jay T. Kimbrough, Texas A&M University Deputy Chancellor Gets Fired, Then Pulls Out A Knife

PAUL J. WEBER 09/22/11 07:02 PM ET AP

SAN ANTONIO — A longtime adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, upset over his abrupt firing at a Texas university, admitted Thursday he told staff he would surrender his office keys only if "anyone is man enough to take them" – all while brandishing a pocketknife in what police called a "nonthreatening" way.

Jay Kimbrough didn't deny the confrontation detailed in a Texas A&M University police report, which includes the 64-year-old telling a school attorney to "bring it on." He was escorted off campus and quoted an Army war hero – "I shall return!" – before riding off on his motorcycle.

But the ex-Marine, who has built something of a swashbuckling persona while filling various roles for Perry, said the incident was a matter of A&M officials not being familiar with his personality.

"There was no threat," Kimbrough said. "This is Texas. Some people have guns when they jog. Some people have pocketknives. It was a joke."

Packing guns while jogging was a nod to his longtime friend and boss – Perry, the Republican presidential contender who famously said he shot a coyote dead while jogging last year.

Texas A&M police said no charges were being filed against Kimbrough, who was fired Wednesday as deputy chancellor of the A&M system.

Although Kimbrough did not deny the police narrative, he told a far more mild story to the media before A&M released the report late Thursday. Kimbrough's earlier version conspicuously left out him telling A&M general counsel Ray Bonilla that he would give up his keys and security card, "If anyone is man enough to take them."

He then added, "Bring it on."

Later, Kimbrough had another run-in with two plain-clothes officers who were sent to escort him off campus.

"I met Kimbrough at the entrance to the Chancellors suite and identified myself as a University Police Officer," the report states. "Kimbrough replied, `So am I.' Kimbrough placed his hand on both my arms and applied slight pressure towards the entrance of the Chancellor's Suite. I placed my hands on Kimbrough and held my ground."

Kimbrough didn't deny that, either, but said he shook the officers' hands and thanked them. For good measure, Kimbrough left by quoting former Army General Douglas MacArthur: "I shall return."

Kimbrough said he was frustrated how the university handled the firing, which he caught him completely by surprise. He was let go by A&M chancellor John Sharp, who was appointed to the system's top position earlier this month.

Sharp is a former classmate of Perry's at A&M in the 1970s. In an email to system employees Wednesday, Sharp said Kimbrough's position – which paid $300,000 annually – was no longer needed and thanked him for his service.

Kimbrough said Sharp never spoke to him before he was fired. A&M system spokesman Jason Cook said there would be no further comment on the firing.

"I understand (Sharp's) authority and responsibility to decide what model he wants. I respect that," Kimbrough said. "I was frustrated by the process."

Kimbrough is Perry's former chief of staff and has been used by the governor in a variety of roles. Kimbrough is widely known as Perry's clean-up man to fix troubled state agencies.

He was named interim chancellor at A&M in June after the resignation of Mike McKinney, another former Perry chief of staff. The shake-up came during a turbulent time in Texas higher education – particularly at A&M, where faculty railed against regents for their perceived support of controversial classroom reforms.

Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed said neither Perry nor his office was aware of the firing until after the fact, and called the situation a personnel matter within the A&M System.

"Jay Kimbrough is a decorated war veteran who has given his life to public service. The governor has the utmost respect for and confidence in both Jay and John Sharp," Nashed said.

Kimbrough said he's used the pocketknife "10,000 times" in jest as a prop – his way of saying he's seen tougher times and things could be worse. The motorcycle-riding, former Marine was wounded in Vietnam and carries something of a tough-guy reputation. He proudly tells the story of how he graduated early so he could enlist and has stayed in public service ever since.

He was fired on his 64th birthday.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/22/jay-t-kimbrough-texas-am-_n_976586.html

Texas: We do firings bigger too!

SNR
09-22-2011, 11:01 PM
I'll bet he was just upset that the history and various science departments were getting funds cut by the university while the environmental studies department grew

Aries Walker
09-22-2011, 11:15 PM
If I were doing serious scholarly research, and had a grade, award, or promotion riding on it, I would not use HuffPo as a source.

Sucky
09-22-2011, 11:56 PM
the Huffingtonpost is flat out awful. So slanted towards the left

Radar Chief
09-23-2011, 08:30 AM
This thread prompted me to check the site, which I hadn't for a while.

This was an unusual story:

Jay T. Kimbrough, Texas A&M University Deputy Chancellor Gets Fired, Then Pulls Out A Knife

PAUL J. WEBER 09/22/11 07:02 PM ET AP

SAN ANTONIO — A longtime adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, upset over his abrupt firing at a Texas university, admitted Thursday he told staff he would surrender his office keys only if "anyone is man enough to take them" – all while brandishing a pocketknife in what police called a "nonthreatening" way.

Jay Kimbrough didn't deny the confrontation detailed in a Texas A&M University police report, which includes the 64-year-old telling a school attorney to "bring it on." He was escorted off campus and quoted an Army war hero – "I shall return!" – before riding off on his motorcycle.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/22/jay-t-kimbrough-texas-am-_n_976586.html

Texas: We do firings bigger too!

:eek: Now THAT’s how you make an exit. :clap:

vailpass
09-23-2011, 10:54 AM
:eek: Now THAT’s how you make an exit. :clap:

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