Please refer to the December 13, 2011 post re. ‘New Hampshire School Still Insists That There Are 9 Planets!, that Alton Central School (ACS) in Alton, NH, is still teaching 5th graders that Pluto is a planet and giving them homework to reinforce that there are nine (9), yes nine, planets in our Solar System.
Well, I raised the issue in writing with the Superintendent for the school district, SAU #72, Kathleen (Kathy) Holt and on got this letter, dated December 23, 2011 on Christmas Eve.
I was most intrigued by her belief that the occurrence of debate, irrespective of the motives and mandate of the debaters, immediately compromises the truth and fact. So, as I pointed out to her, she probably has given the ‘OK’ to her teachers to teach that our current president was not born in Hawaii. Interesting. I wonder what 5th graders in Sri Lanka, China, South Korea and India are being taught about Pluto.