The real problem is that money so controls politics that those with mega-bucks, like Exxon-Mobil, can not only control politics, but now are seeking build younger generations which revere corporations over scientists.
I am a retired scientist. I have never known, in my whole career, any scientist who is "in it for the money", like kids are being taught now. All scientists I ever knew had a strong value for "scientific integrity", and were difficult, if not impossible, to buy to go against scientific findings.
Science was once mankind's ultimate source of knowledge about nature. Now, with their big bucks, Exxon-Mobil is changing school curricula to discredit the very scientists who are trying to save our Earth from being destroyed by Exxon's greed.