Contest promoting nuclear energy in schools harms critical thinking

The nuclear industry has spread its tentacles everywhere, including in our school system. An open letter written by educators and published by the NB Media Co-op is critical of a contest promoted by the New Brunswick government to high-school students that promotes nuclear energy.

“For educators, teaching students how to deconstruct bias and how to enhance critical thinking skills is an overarching curriculum mandate. Information literacy is tied to critical thinking skills and teachers have an obligation to challenge students particularly to consider a wide variety of resources in their research projects. The promotional contest supported by the New Brunswick government on the topic of small modular nuclear reactors, also known as SMRs, breaks every rule in the book.” Read the commentary HERE.

Author: CRED-NB

Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick