Policy Documents

California Teacher Encourages Political Activism by Elementary School Students

Sixth grade students –
March 1, 2008

The Heartland Institute recently received a collection of letters written to us by 6th graders in a California public school condemning us for not believing in global warming.

The nine letters, apparently written by about 25 students (teamwork, you know…) reveal the students were all quite expert on the subject, having read "10 articles" on the effects of air pollution on fetuses, natural disasters quadrupling in the past 10 years, and "Global Warming Denier Group Funded by Big Oil Hosting Climate Change Denial Conference."

The letters collected here were sent to us by Michael Steria, an earth science teacher at David A. Brown Middle School.