"Coal Curriculum Called Unfit for 4th Graders"

"Three advocacy groups have started a letter-writing campaign asking Scholastic Inc. to stop distributing the fourth-grade curriculum materials that the American Coal Foundation paid the company to develop.

The three groups — Rethinking Schools, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Friends of the Earth — say that Scholastic’s “United States of Energy” package gives children a one-sided view of coal, failing to mention its negative effects on the environment and human health."

Tamar Lewin reports for the New York Times May 11, 2011.

Source: NY Times, 05/12/2011