No Child Left Inside
Why are fewer students learning about the natural world today than in 2001? Congress is mulling over that very question, and Representative John Sarbanes (D-Md) has an answer. According to Sarbanes's proposed "No Child Left Inside" bill, "fewer students are becoming involved in important environmental education, courses, classwork, and field investigations as an unintended consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001."
What do you think is causing the drop in environmental education? Tell us what you think!
Update: The Sierra Club supports the No Child Left Inside bill. Find out more here.