What these guys are talking about most certainly is not teaching kids the magic of Amish farming. They are talking about indoctrinating kids into a belief system which posits that humans harm Gaea, that man ruins Gaea's weather systems by emitting CO2, and that Gaea needs human populations to return to medieval levels.
I may have mentioned this previously... I can remember the day I started hating environmentalists and it didn't even involve American environmentalists. I was watching some PBS thing about the Mara river in Kenya and some black African yuppie ecologist was guiding two PBS wonks on a tour of the river. They were watching a bunch of zebra trying to get up the nerve to try to cross a narrow section with what looked like a billion crocodiles, and the ecologist was describing the wonderful government program which had brought the crocodiles back from the brink of extinction over the past 30 years. They were almost to the point of taking down bets as to how many of the zebra weren't going to make it when one of the Americans noticed a village two or three hundred meters downstream, and women washing clothes in the river while keeping a wary eye on the water and what might be underneath it.
One of the Americans asked the obvious question and the answer came back, roughly, as:
"Yeah, well, we lose a dozen or so of those silly Negroes a year that way but, hey, that's a small price to pay for restoring the balance of nature the way we have!!!"
I mean, you know perfectly well that jackass would not tolerate crocodiles within 100 miles of HIS family. I mean, what could possibly be more fun than providing those villagers with a crate of AK47s and sufficient ammo and letting that idiot yuppie watch them kill every ******* one of those crocodiles?