Environmental literacy a growing priority for lawmakers, educators

12/3/2007 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Most U.S. students are "totally environmentally illiterate," even as climate change make such issues more important than ever, says Brian A. Day, the North American Association for Environmental Education's executive director. Some U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a new emphasis on environmental education, as many education experts advocate for science test scores to be included in NCLB ratings.

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