Oh no! It actually contains science rather than green dogma! What can we do? Who can we telephone?
Actually we might applaude the practicality and hope that green stupidity finally dies its long overdue death. There’s no place in education for misanthropy.
THE national curriculum panders to the mining industry in the senior secondary subject Earth and Environmental Science with climate change, sustainability and biodiversity barely rating a mention, according to concerned Victorian teachers.
Earth and Environmental Science will be one of four science subjects offered in years 11 and 12 in the national curriculum, after the mining industry and environmental groups lobbied for a course in addition to biology, chemistry and physics.
In Victoria — where environmental science has been taught as a stand-alone VCE subject for more than a decade — some teachers fear the draft curriculum is heavily weighted in favour of geology and rock extraction.
“The new course only pays lip service to climate change and ecological sustainability. Biodiversity is barely mentioned even though it is the basis of all food webs,” said Jill Dumsday, a VCE environmental science teacher at Camberwell Girls’ Grammar.
Environmental science teacher Britt Gow, a member of several panels selected to provide feedback on the draft curriculum, said there was a conflict between the philosophy of the two sciences.
She said students who selected earth science were mainly interested in careers in engineering and mining while those who selected environmental science were often passionate about wildlife and conservation and interested in careers in the emerging “green collar” sector.