Scholastic Inc. Questioned for Biased Classroom Materials

Scholastic Inc. is being called out for distributing one-sided educational materials to thousands of elementary aged students, again. Scholastic Inc. materials can be found in a plethora of public school classrooms across the country, but is being questioned for packaging information based on corporate sponsorship. The most recent issue is being addressed by three advocacy groups regarding Scholastic’s promotion of using coal for energy.

Rethinking Schools, Friends of the Earth and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood have organized a letter writing campaign in an attempt to pull biased Scholastic materials from classroom curriculum. Prior attempts for similar goals have not resulted in desirable outcomes for advocacy groups.

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