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Md. Congressman Re-Introduces Environmental Ed Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes says he has reintroduced the No Child Left Inside Act to strengthen
environmental education in schools nationwide.

Sarbanes said Thursday that the act is supported by The No Child Left Inside Coalition which represents more than 50 million Americans. The Maryland Democrat says the act would authorize new funding for states, supporting outdoor activities, professional development for teachers and the creation of state environmental literacy plans.

The National Wildlife Federation says it applauds the introduction of the bill by Sarbanes and Sens. Jack Reed, D-RI, and
Mark Kirk, R-IL. The federation says it will promote interest in science, technology, engineering and math, fields that are crucial to keeping the American workforce competitive.

Maryland’s Board of Education passed an environmental literacy graduation requirement last month.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Cal says:

    does Sarbames understand that there is a federal deficit problem at this time or has he just been sleeping for the last month?

    1. KottaMan says:

      Sleeping…… zzzzzzzz

  2. JackDaniels says:

    WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN P.G. COUNTY, WE HAD A “NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE” PROGRAM AT EVERY SCHOOL I ATTENDED…………….IT WAS CALLED “RECESS” WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND IN JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL IT WAS CALLED “GYM CLASS”……………………..THESE PROGRAMS DIDN’T REQUIRE ANY EXTRA “SPECIAL” FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT…………………NOW, GET THOSE FATA$$ KIDS TO GET UP FROM IN FRONT OF THEIR COMPUTERS AND GO OUT AND PLAY FOOTBALL OR BASKETBALL OR BASEBALL!!!!!!!

  3. KottaMan says:

    How about if we have a program called “No lazy kids and parents of pupils who can’t read act?” Or one entitled “No kids who haven’t learned anything are retained Act?”

  4. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    More Taxpayers Monies being wasted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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