Student Group Reacts to School's Decision to Stop Showing of Documentary
YAKIMA, Wa - Eisenhower's Environmental Club says they are disappointed that the school district is making them wait to watch the global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."
The club planned to watch the film featuring former vice president Al Gore last week, but school administrators put a stop to it.
"My first reaction was why, why not," says Jose Vazquez, president of the Environmental Club.
He says they did not know they were required to get approval first.
"We did not know about the process. Now, I'm more understanding."
The club planned to invite all students to watch "An Inconvenient Truth" in the school auditorium. Now they'll have to wait for the Instructional Materials Committee to make a decision in early February. But Vazquez is confident they'll approve the documentary.
"I think so... I don't feel any reason not to watch it. Other schools are allowing students to view the movie."
Vazquez says he has not seen the film yet. He plans to wait until the school makes a decision.