How Big Oil Is Taking Over American Classrooms - AJ+

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Oil companies are doing a lot to get their message to students in the classroom – they've even created their own Bill Nye knockoff.

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As school budgets get cut, teachers in states like Oklahoma and Ohio are presenting students with lesson plans written by the oil industry. We partnered with the Center for Public Integrity to bring you this story on how oil interests are shaping school curricula.

Learn more here:
Center for Public Integrity. “Oil’s Pipeline to America’s Schools.” https://apps.publicintegrity.org/oil-education/

Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. http://www.oerb.com/

“Lab Time with Leo,” Episode 3. https://vimeo.com/108517824

Music tracks courtesy of Audio Networks.
Footage and images courtesy of AP and Reuters.

Presented by: Shreen Khan
Written by: Emily Gibson
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Kai Tang
Produced by: Emily Gibson
In partnership with: Jenny Zou, Center for Public Integrity

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