There is an important Bill working its way through the US Congress. This is the “Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act” (TGIF). If passed, it will improve geographic literacy among K-12 students by supporting professional development for teachers, as offered through institutions of higher education. It would rectify the problem that Geography was the only discipline not funded by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Please email your Representatives and Senators to voice their support of this Bill. The House Version of the Bill is HR 1240 “Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act.” You may find your House Representative’s email at http://www.house.gov/ . The Senate version of the bill is S-749 “Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act.” You may find Senators Chambliss’ and Isakson’s email addresses at http://senate.gov/
Thank you in advance for your support.