NOTE: Please read the excerpts below from an article of September 15th which originated with IOGA. Here we have a blatant case of indoctrination, what we used to call brainwashing, planned for our finest teachers and our finest students. Can you believe that the oil and gas industry would actually pay for a program that was so openly biased? We know where the money is and what the money will buy. We also can see that IOGA thinks that they have a message for society that the rest of us cannot understand. One more comment: our fine teachers and our fine students will see through this propaganda scheme!
The excerpts below are from the State Journal of September 15th:
The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia has announced the Tom Dunn Energy and Leadership Academy to honor the memory of one of its pioneer members and industry leaders.
The first session of the academy will take place at West Virginia Wesleyan College July 9-11, 2013 in conjunction with IOGA’s sixth Annual West Virginia Oil & Gas Equipment Show, WVWC alumnus and IOGA President Dennis Xander announced.
”Starting this fall, the academy will be soliciting applications from every high school, public and private, across West Virginia, seeking science teachers who want to participate,” Xander said. “Forty teachers will be selected, and those teachers will be asked to select two of their best and brightest students. We hope to have 40 teachers and 80 students.”
The academy will be aimed at students entering their junior or senior years. There will be no costs to the participants for tuition, lodging or meals. Those attending will stay on the campus of WVWC at the expense of the academy. Funding for the academy will come from donations from the energy industry and from the many friends of Tom Dunn, a former President of IOGA.
The three days of the academy will offer the teachers and students information about the broad range of energy careers available in West Virginia. Participants will visit active energy production sites and meet with energy companies.
NOTE: Instead, IOGA could provide funds to the State of West Virginia that could benefit all the students and all the teachers of the State. Such funds are surely needed! The previous writings of S. Tom Bond on this web-site provide more examination on how the oil and gas industry is spending incredible sums of money to influence public opinion and gain political advantage. See these at www.FrackCheckWV.net