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    Filed at 4:07 am under by dcobranchi

    Oh, the utter crap educrats are willing to spout. A WA high school’s environmental club’s plan to “air” Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” is on hold because the spineless jellyfish in the front office are afraid of voter pushback. Yes, IAATM:

    Although the movie would be part of an extracurricular activity, Locke said, it is still considered supplemental because “it’s a supplement to anything that goes on under the direction of Eisenhower High School. Therefore it needs to go through our process.”

    A similar situation came up earlier this school year when Davis High School principal Lee Maras stopped the school drama club’s production of “The Laramie Project,” which had not been cleared with him first.

    The play is based on the circumstances surrounding the brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student.

    At the time, district administrators expressed concern over negative community reaction to the play. While the production is still possible this year, Davis’ drama club adviser, Terry Cooper, said it would likely be after the March 13 bond election.

    The district is asking voters to approve a $65.7 million bond issue to replace four elementary schools — Garfield, Hoover, McKinley and Nob Hill — as well as Stanton Academy and the Discovery Lab School.

    Meanwhile, back at Eisenhower, the viewing of “An Inconvenient Truth” is awaiting approval from the instructional materials committee. Locke was unsure Tuesday when that meeting might be.

    My guess is March 14th. [Via Jesus’ General, who conveniently provides email addresses for the jellyfish in question.]

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