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Teachers Put On Their Hard Hats To Learn About Mining

Victor Palomares
During coal camp, teachers learned about different-types of soil.

NPR aired an interesting story on Monday about how the coal industry in Texas is paying for science teachers to attend a camp where they learn all about mining.

Laura Isensee from public radio station KUHF in Houston reports that some parents have raised concerns about this initiative while coal company executives say they just want students to have a better understanding of the mining industry.

During the summer, the mining group also hosted educators at Luminant’s Big Brown mine, about an hour and a half southeast of Dallas. Similar efforts are underway in other states.

Check out the story below. An earlier version of this story aired on KUHF in July. Parents, educators, students — what do you think about this new trend?

Via NPR and KUHF: Coal Industry Takes Teachers For A Class In Mining