ALEC vs. Kids: How Corporate Backed Legislation is Changing Schools

Young girl seated at desk in classroom in Chicago, Illinois. Image from Look photographic assignment with title: Chicago city of contrasts. photo: Stanley Kubrick

New Report Shows ALEC’s Effects On Florida Education Policy By Ashley Lopez for Florida Center for Investigative Reporting A new report from a statewide progressive group details the influence that the corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has had […]

The Benefit of Plastic Bags Enters Environmental Curriculum for California Schools

Although the curriculum includes the environmental hazards of plastic bags, the consultant also added a five-point question to a workbook asking students to list some advantages. According to the teachers’ edition, the correct answer is: “Plastic shopping bags are very convenient to use. They take less energy to manufacture than paper bags, cost less to transport, and can be reused.”