Saturday, August 18, 2007

Support the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act

From National Geographic:

Help Congress Put Geography on the Map!Through the My Wonderful World campaign, you are a powerful voice for geographic literacy. Please consider writing your Senators and Representatives in Congress, and urge them to support and cosponsor the pending Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act (TGIF). Did you know that of the nine core subjects included in the No Child Left Behind legislation, geography is the only one without designated federal funding? TGIF will rectify this by funding professional development for educators to ensure all young people acquire the vital geography skills and experience they need. Thus far, the Senate version of TGIF (S. 727) has attracted 18 cosponsors, and the House version (H.R. 1228) has 39 cosponsors. We have made it easy to contact your lawmakers to tell them this bill is a priority. You can also spread the word and urge your friends, family, and co-workers to notify their lawmakers about TGIF. Thank you for sharing your voice.

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