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H.R.3036 No Child Left Inside Act of 2007, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Oct 02, 2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on September 18, 2008, with a roll call of 293 ayes, 109 nays, and 31 not voting.

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  • 57% of users oppose H.R.3036

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    57% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose H.R.3036.
  • H.R.3036 has been viewed 22,401 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Authorizes $100 million per year for five years to state education departments and non-profits to develop and implement outdoor, hands-on education plans for grades K-12. Under the bill, each state would follow federal guidelines in developing their own environmental literacy plans and submit them to the United States Department of Education for approval and funding. It is expected to pass the House before Congress adjourns, but not to be considered by the Senate this session.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Authorizes $100 million per year for five years to state education departments and non-profits to develop and implement outdoor, hands-on education plans for grades K-12. Under the bill, each state would follow federal guidelines in developing their own environmental literacy plans and submit them to the United States Department of Education for approval and funding. It is expected to pass the House before Congress adjourns, but not to be considered by the Senate this session.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On December 22, 2008, by cdickison - I am a teacher in public school. We need money to buy books, furniture, computers and supplies. Teachers are already fully capable of developing outdoor education plans and such programs are currently in place. We do not need to spend money for state level plans. This is a non-issue. Spend our money on what really counts. Visit one of the many, many old school buildings and see what it is really like to teach with out proper funding. Outdoor ed is important but "Indoor Education" needs help now.

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      As noted by cdickison, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 22, 2008, "I am a teacher in public school. We need money to buy books, furniture, computers and supplies. Teachers are already fully capable of developing outdoor education plans and such programs are currently in place. We do not need to spend money for state level plans. This is a non-issue. Spend our money on what really counts. Visit one of the many, many old school buildings and see what it is really like to teach with out proper funding. Outdoor ed is important but "Indoor Education" needs help now."
    • On September 22, 2008, by gazaar - BOO. Its up to the parents to teach appreciation of things like nature. Not the government.

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      As noted by gazaar, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 22, 2008, "BOO. Its up to the parents to teach appreciation of things like nature. Not the government."
    • On November 08, 2008, by Jmech - I must agree that this is not a federal government item. Parents and school districts are the commander in the field and understand what there needs are. If they feel they want to divert resources to this then they should, let’s remember that once we spend money to develop programs, maintenance of the programs are usually unfunded. School districts are already having a hard time dealing with many mandates. Some of which are extremely important to bring us up to the rest of the worlds levels on a scholastic level. If States would like to pick this up that is fine. More suited at state or local level. My children are not yet of school age so hopefully we can fix larger issues with education before then.

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      As noted by Jmech, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 08, 2008, "I must agree that this is not a federal government item. Parents and school districts are the commander in the field and understand what there needs are. If they feel they want to divert resources to this then they should, let’s remember that once we spend money to develop programs, maintenance of the programs are usually unfunded. School districts are already having a hard time dealing with many mandates. Some of which are extremely important to bring us up to the rest of the worlds levels on a scholastic level. If States would like to pick this up that is fine. More suited at state or local level. My children are not yet of school age so hopefully we can fix larger issues with education before then. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.3036: Ready-to-Compete Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - October 14, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. <li><em>Short:</em> Ready-to-Compete Act<em> as introduced.</em></li><li><em>Official:</em> To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Workforce Investment Act

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 14, 2011, "All Bill Titles. &lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Short:&lt;/em&gt; Ready-to-Compete Act&lt;em&gt; as introduced.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Official:&lt;/em&gt; To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Workforce Investment Act " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3036/show)
    • Student Conservation Association - Is there concrete evidence for ... - December 17, 2008 by The SCA Newsroom - The $500 million No Child Left Inside Act (H.R. 3036, sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes and Sen. Jack Reed) was passed by the House on September 18th of this year and might actually be up for Senate scrutiny in early 2009 if all goes well ...

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      As noted by The SCA Newsroom on December 17, 2008, "The $500 million No Child Left Inside Act (H.R. 3036, sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes and Sen. Jack Reed) was passed by the House on September 18th of this year and might actually be up for Senate scrutiny in early 2009 if all goes well ..." (http://www.thesca.org/Newsroom/Magazine/Is_there_concrete_evidence_for_the_health_benefits_of_childhood_nature_play?/)
    • Is there concrete evidence for the health benefits of childhood ... - December 16, 2008 by Plenty Magazine - Environmental News and... - The $500 million No Child Left Inside Act (H.R. 3036, sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes and Sen. Jack Reed) was passed by the House on September 18th of this year and might actually be up for Senate scrutiny in early 2009 if all goes well ...

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      As noted by Plenty Magazine - Environmental News and... on December 16, 2008, "The $500 million No Child Left Inside Act (H.R. 3036, sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes and Sen. Jack Reed) was passed by the House on September 18th of this year and might actually be up for Senate scrutiny in early 2009 if all goes well ..." (http://www.plentymag.com/ask/2008/12/nature_deficit_disorder.php)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • REUNITING CHILDREN WITH NATURE - September 27, 2008 by New York Post - ...from nature there is a bill before Congress that may turn things toward the outdoors. The No Child Left Inside Act (H.R.3036) extends the National Environmental Education Act through fiscal year 2009 and funds it with $14 million. The bill also auth

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      As noted by New York Post on September 27, 2008, "...from nature there is a bill before Congress that may turn things toward the outdoors. The No Child Left Inside Act (H.R.3036) extends the National Environmental Education Act through fiscal year 2009 and funds it with $14 million. The bill also auth" (http://www.nypost.com/seven/09282008/sports/moresports/reuniting_children_with_nature_131030.htm)
    • Congressman Bob Filner Votes to Approve Environmental Education ... - September 21, 2008 by Imperial Valley News,&nbsp;CA - By a vote of 293 to 109, the House approved the No Child Left Inside Act, HR 3036, legislation authored by US Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD). ...

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      As noted by Imperial Valley News,&nbsp;CA on September 21, 2008, "By a vote of 293 to 109, the House approved the No Child Left Inside Act, HR 3036, legislation authored by US Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD). ..." (http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2780&Itemid=2)
    • Amendment to "no child" of concern with its environmental ed mandates - August 25, 2008 by Upper Rogue Independent,&nbsp;OR - HR 3036 proposes to amend "No Child Left Behind" to indoctrinate our kindergarten through high school students on federal government environmental policies ...

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      As noted by Upper Rogue Independent,&nbsp;OR on August 25, 2008, "HR 3036 proposes to amend "No Child Left Behind" to indoctrinate our kindergarten through high school students on federal government environmental policies ..." (http://urindependent.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1113&Itemid=66)
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