"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, September 11, 2010

How Did BP Become a Stakeholder in Shaping California K-12 Environmental Education Policy and in Writing Its Curriculum?

Theodore Mitchell, President State Board of Education

Mr. Theodore R. Mitchell

State Board President

State Board of Education
1430 N Street, Room 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-319- 0827

Ted Mitchell is President and CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy firm focused on transforming public education for underserved children. 
Ted is the man to ask.  Give him a call.

Story from Democracy Now, one of the few remaining streams of free media in the world:

Should an oil giant responsible for the worst spill in US history play a role in what public school children learn about the environment? Well if you’re in California, there’s a good chance they will. BP has helped develop the new environmental curriculum for California’s public schools. The curriculum will be taught to over six million pupils in some 1,000 districts. BP employees were part of a state-appointed team that crafted the program’s "guiding principles.”[includes rush transcript]

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