Our Schools Can’t Teach The Basics But Now They Are Adding Environmentalist Whacko Propaganda To The Curriculum
Maryland Adds Environmental Literacy in High Schools
By Jim Angle
Published June 27, 2011 | FoxNews.com
Maryland is now the first state in the country to impose environmental literacy– a new requirement to graduate from high school.
Maryland is the first state in the country to impose a new requirement to graduate from high school — something called environmental literacy.
But what is that? That is the question State Senator J. B. Jennings is asking.
“What kind of education is it going to be?” he asks. “Is it going to be fact-based? Or is it going to be theory-based, which is usually politically, theory driven. And you can think, it’s going to be about global warming or climate change.”
Sarah Bodor of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation supports the initiative and says there is no mandate.
“People express concern about the content but what is important to know is that this new requirement doesn’t actually mandate any content at all.”
The new rule is a regulation from the State Board of Education, not a law passed by the legislature, so it lays out no specifics. Governor Martin O’Malley offers no real details but praises it, saying it will “infuse core subjects with lessons about conservation and smart growth and the health of our natural world.”