Now a leading publisher of textbooks has decided to back off on some of the material it has been giving classrooms for free, like the handouts from the coal industry about the virtues of coal. Scholastic says it’ll be keeping another project, from the American Egg Board. In one video, a grant-winner teacher in Chicago shows the work her students have been doing about eggs. Some of the kids report having eaten no eggs for breakfast, and one says she ate nothing a couple of days.
“What are you thinking about breakfast for tomorrow?” the teacher asks. “Are you thinking you might try to incorporate some eggs?”