[post suggested by UptheFlag]
A recent ad playing on TV seemingly attacks science and environmentalism taught in our public schools. The children were told that they were going on a nature field trip. They are on the bus showing no enthusiasm for a science and the nature field trip. The teacher changes his coat and announces they were instead going to Toys”R”Us, and the kids get all excited and overjoyed, and run into the store littering everything.
The ad says things and plastic are more important than science and nature. It mocks the dedication of elementary and middle school science curriculum and teachers. Why should we train science education teachers? Why should children explore nature? It’s boring is the message of the ad. Schools and voters are wasting time and tax money hiring science teachers.
Is this more of the”downward spiral”?
The Huffington Post criticized this ad as well: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-h-gleick/is-this-the-most-anti-science-anti-environmental-tv-ad-ever_b_4243454.html