by Clayton Moore
What is the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy – “teaching” our kids?
FACTOID: Climate Change formerly known as Global Warming is hardly an exact Science. The debate about “man made” Global Warming has not been settled.
So? So then why are our kids attending the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy being (taught?) that man made Global Warming/Climate Change is some sort of Scientific fact?
FACTOID: the Earth’s climate has changed slowly over the eons…however the debate over the extent of (mans) involvement in that process today – is not settled science.
Recent Climate Changes? Warming Temperatures?
Documented FACT: Winter 2014 – North America experiences what some called the “Polar Vortex” which among other things resulted in our Great Lakes “freezing over” for the first time in decades. Lake Superior completely froze over. Chicago setting new record low temps during Winter 2014… (Click Here)
Locally: The Central Colorado Rockies received an especially good snow pack this year – that has resulted in VR announcing (last week) that Vail’s Back Bowls (Blue Sky Basin included) will remain open – till Vail closes on the 3rd Sunday in April. Vail hasn’t had that much open terrain (at the end of Season) in years…(Click Here) Breckenridge is also extending their Ski season (Click Here) due to their excellent snow pack.
What are our kids being taught at the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy? For ECT readers concerned the ECT may have taken the Students comments “out of context” (Click Here) to read their entire letter.
ECT’s Concerns: Why not teach our kids how to debate? Why aren’t the VS&SA teachers dividing their Class into two groups – then have them do their research then debate both sides of today’s ongoing Scientific discussion? Hopefully then our students debate and listening skills improve and both sides of today’s ongoing Climate debate are reviewed and exposed…
More ECT Concerns: How is our local Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy – doing when compared to other (5th – 12th grade) schools in Colorado? Just (Click On) the Graphic below to see how the independent “ColoradoSchoolGrades.com” has ranked this School in 2013…
The ECT’s biggest concern is that (somehow?) the Science Education at the (VS&SA) has devolved into some sort of “indoctrination” based on a left-wing political agenda.
A very scary concern here at the ECT. Our kids deserve better than a School whose overall (2013) performance is Ranked as “C-“ and 422nd out of 503 Colorado middle schools…That we can all agree…requires no scientific debate.