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H.R.2054 No Child Left Inside Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 04, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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  • 34% of users support H.R.2054

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    • This bill seeks to enhance the environmental literacy of American students, from kindergarten to 12th grade, to foster understanding, analysis, and solutions to the major environmental challenges facing the student’s state and the Nation as a whole. Appropriations would be provided to train teachers for such instruction, provide innovative technology, and to develop studies assessing the worth of these programs in elementary and secondary school curriculums. While mainly addressing environmentalism, this legislation also seeks to touch on healthy living programs encouraging outdoor recreation and sound nutrition.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill seeks to enhance the environmental literacy of American students, from kindergarten to 12th grade, to foster understanding, analysis, and solutions to the major environmental challenges facing the student’s state and the Nation as a whole. Appropriations would be provided to train teachers for such instruction, provide innovative technology, and to develop studies assessing the worth of these programs in elementary and secondary school curriculums. While mainly addressing environmentalism, this legislation also seeks to touch on healthy living programs encouraging outdoor recreation and sound nutrition.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On August 13, 2009, by thinkyouaremelting - This sounds like it has the potential to be a very beneficial bill. Nature-deficit disorder is serious, and what better way to aid this than by in-school outdoor activities. As our children are spending more time indoors playing video games or being mesmerized by the television, they may only get this kind of "therapy" at school. Not only will they be outside, but thinking critically about what humans are doing to the environment. The confines of a secure home does not grant them this opportunity. And, clearly, this is leading to a populace that increasingly cannot critically think and are some of the poorest educated in science in the developed world. Time to change!

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      As noted by thinkyouaremelting, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 13, 2009, "This sounds like it has the potential to be a very beneficial bill. Nature-deficit disorder is serious, and what better way to aid this than by in-school outdoor activities. As our children are spending more time indoors playing video games or being mesmerized by the television, they may only get this kind of "therapy" at school. Not only will they be outside, but thinking critically about what humans are doing to the environment. The confines of a secure home does not grant them this opportunity. And, clearly, this is leading to a populace that increasingly cannot critically think and are some of the poorest educated in science in the developed world. Time to change! "
    • On December 19, 2009, by missjess - additionally, environmental education is not just about science - it easily extends into and can accentuate studies of math, reading, history, economics, you name it. more often than not, environmental education increases skills in all of these areas, because the environment is something that surrounds us and is tangible and accessible, that we can experience for ourselves, all of which helps to increase the understanding and apply lessons to the real world of abstract topics like, e.g., math.

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      As noted by missjess, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 19, 2009, "additionally, environmental education is not just about science - it easily extends into and can accentuate studies of math, reading, history, economics, you name it. more often than not, environmental education increases skills in all of these areas, because the environment is something that surrounds us and is tangible and accessible, that we can experience for ourselves, all of which helps to increase the understanding and apply lessons to the real world of abstract topics like, e.g., math. "
    • On March 04, 2010, by nukified - Nowhere in the Constitution does it give the right for the federal government to control education policy.. but secondly, NCLB is not about climate education, but about forcing schools to teach for the test... NOT GOOD AT ALL... if we want to truly bring up bright minds in this country, then repealing NCLB is our best option, not amending it... We need to teach people to go into some of the critical fields: science, tech, math, etc... NCLB keeps the smartest kids from reaching higher goals and has the smartest ones just taught well enough to do well on the NCLB test, not for things they will need to know or be later tested on in college.. This should be struck down immediately, alongside NCLB as a whole.

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      As noted by nukified, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 04, 2010, "Nowhere in the Constitution does it give the right for the federal government to control education policy.. but secondly, NCLB is not about climate education, but about forcing schools to teach for the test... NOT GOOD AT ALL... if we want to truly bring up bright minds in this country, then repealing NCLB is our best option, not amending it... We need to teach people to go into some of the critical fields: science, tech, math, etc... NCLB keeps the smartest kids from reaching higher goals and has the smartest ones just taught well enough to do well on the NCLB test, not for things they will need to know or be later tested on in college.. This should be struck down immediately, alongside NCLB as a whole."

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 25, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Short: Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To provide for the reenrichment of certain depleted uranium owned by the Department of Energy, and for the sale or barter of the ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2054/show&sa=U&ei=batyT4bmFejC2wWM_YzgDg&ved=0CDQQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNHt4hr6bSik2vi1n4frnBNFcF1uRQ)
    • H.R.2054: Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of ... - OpenCongress - May 25, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Short: Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To provide for the reenrichment of certain depleted uranium owned by the Department of Energy, and for the sale or barter of the ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 25, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Short: Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To provide for the reenrichment of certain depleted uranium owned by the Department of Energy, and for the sale or barter of the ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2054/show&sa=U&ei=eANyT738LoqQsQL_zaH-BQ&ved=0CDQQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNH82PI_47O0ZnV_a4Mgr6qUt7eQuQ)
    • H.R.2054: Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of ... - OpenCongress - May 25, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Short: Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To provide for the reenrichment of certain depleted uranium owned by the Department of Energy, and for the sale or barter of the ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 25, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Short: Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To provide for the reenrichment of certain depleted uranium owned by the Department of Energy, and for the sale or barter of the ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2054/show&sa=U&ei=xFhxT7iuOqiq2QXm85HjDg&ved=0CDQQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNFUJJENWVX_hdLq9SCT1D1aQknm9Q)

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