Tuesday, September 9, 2008

No Child Left Inside

The House of Representatives is voting this week on a bill that would help strengthen environmental education and increase overall environmental awareness among children.

Among other things, it would provide for $100 million over the next four years in grants "to ensure the academic achievement of students in environmental literacy through the professional development of teachers and educators and outdoor learning experiences for students."  Yay!  If I had my way, way more than $100 million would be allocated to this exciting program.  But I'm just a latte-loving leftist.

The website linked to above says the House will vote on the bill either today or tomorrow.  According to the House Majority Leader's office, it doesn't look like it's on tap for today.  Let's hope they get to it tomorrow.

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