'Ironic' fill up for the month-Gore named school on polluted land

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    Al Gore got a school named after him ( and Rachel Carson), problem; apparently its on contaminated land....:lol:

    Frankly I cannot believe they would have the nerve to name anything after Rachel Carson.

    Further the school district and that is the taxpayer paid for an Academy of Environmental Sciences?


    Los Angeles school named after Al Gore

    He's the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson. Fittingly, the campus will be devoted to environmental themes. But there's a catch.

    Al Gore has had some tough breaks — like losing the presidency after getting more votes than the other guy — but the noted environmentalist achieved a singular honor last week, becoming the first vice president to have a Los Angeles school named after him.

    And, fittingly, the school will be devoted to environmental themes.

    But as in the 2000 election, there's a catch. Critics say the campus' location poses a long-term health risk to students and staff.

    School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.

    The $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences will open Sept. 13 for about 675 students. As he was with Bill Clinton (who has an L.A. middle school named after him), Gore is second on the ticket to Rachel Carson, the late author credited with helping launch the modern environmental movement.

    "Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Making sure the school is safe "would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society."

    Los Angeles school named after Al Gore - latimes.com
     
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    It's LA-LA Land...Whaddaywant? :lol::lol::lol:
     

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