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Maryland Approves Environmental Education Requirement
The Frederick News Post ^ | 6/22/2011 | AP

Posted on 06/22/2011 4:34:23 PM PDT by RetroSexual

High school seniors in Maryland will have to be literate on environmental matters to graduate from now on. Maryland’s Board of Education passed the environmental literacy graduation requirement on Tuesday. Gov. Martin O’Malley says Maryland is now the first state in the nation to have such a requirement. The No Child Left Inside Coalition, which pushed for the requirement, says 48 other states are considering similar requirements, a sign of the increasing popularity of environmental education.

Under the graduation requirement, public schools will be required to infuse core subjects with lessons on conservation, smart growth and other environmental topics. School systems will be able to shape their programs, but they must align with state standards.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: agw; barackhusseinobama; bhoeducation; democrats; education; envirofascism; environazis; epa; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; liberalfascism; maryland; obama; publiceducation; teachersunions; unionthugs
Once again, the Free State leads the nation.

As a Marylander, I'm looking forward to the day we ignite a sustainable, renewable revolt.

1 posted on 06/22/2011 4:34:26 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

One can only assume that the first sentence of the AP article was written by a graduate of Maryland Public Schools.


2 posted on 06/22/2011 4:37:31 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

Great. Meanwhile they won’t be able to read above an 8th grade level, won’t be able to find Japan on a map and will need a calculator to add 8+4.


3 posted on 06/22/2011 4:37:52 PM PDT by MissesBush (Obama logic re: Weiner. Twitter your junk = I would resign. Destroy a nation = I deserve re-election)
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To: RetroSexual

No doubt this means they will be forced to believe in Global Warming.


4 posted on 06/22/2011 4:38:02 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: RetroSexual
At last! A subject American students have a chance to be No. #1 in.

Maybe we should add LGBT Studies to raise our ranking.

5 posted on 06/22/2011 4:40:48 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The Sixteenth Amendment - a.k.a. - The Slavery Amendment)
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To: Twotone

I’m sure that global warming will be taught as fact, while any other theories would be talked about as being in error.

I’m sure that the schools will require viewing of “An Inconvenient Truth”. And if Al Gore wrote a book version or study guide for it, that will be required reading.

They will measure carbon footprints.

I hope they do some good math problems. Such as, calculate the carbon footprint of automobiles, if we transition to electric cars, but the electricity for the cars is generated in coal fired power plants. This one could actually cause the students to think, rather than parrot back one line bumper sticker slogans.


6 posted on 06/22/2011 4:44:02 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: RetroSexual

I think I understand why some folks in western Maryland think that Maryland should end at Hancock, and that western Maryland has a lot more in common with neighboring West Virginia.


7 posted on 06/22/2011 5:01:16 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: RetroSexual
How can this be??? The Mother Earth Religion Fanatics have taken over the schools?

Since the green movement is a religious movement, shouldn't this topic be banned?

8 posted on 06/22/2011 5:04:09 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Actually, they already have that. Concerned parents took the School Board to court to prevent elementary school sexed and a judge in Rockville ruled the curriculum authority rested with the school board.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 5:05:14 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: paul in cape

Students will learn how they and their families and the deniers’ SUV’s are killing Mother Gaia, and why they should all get government jobs and ride bikes to work

But they will graduate without ever understanding why there was no school on Rosh Hashana


10 posted on 06/22/2011 5:08:41 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

As a Southern Marylander I feel that Maryland should end at the St. Mary’s County line and become our own State.

We need to Secede from the rest of the State.

The rest of the State ignores us anyway, Baltimore gets all the money


11 posted on 06/22/2011 5:27:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Many Marylanders also believe the Eastern shore is very similar to Western Maryland (more conservatives and common sense). It’s the counties like Montgomery, Howard, Baltimore, Anne Arundel... etc that are the most liberal.


12 posted on 06/22/2011 5:29:10 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Venturer

I’ll come join you from MoCo.

Classic O’Malley idiocy at play here, coupled with leftist indoctrination. Why do I doubt the curriculum will explore a cost/benefit analysis of the banning of DDT, for example? Environmental literacy is the LAST thing at issue here.


13 posted on 06/22/2011 5:30:10 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: RetroSexual

Great, more unemployable HS graduates.
How about a class in basic Physics instead.


14 posted on 06/22/2011 5:31:22 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: RetroSexual

This will be required, along with “Community Organizing”, “Union Organizing 101”, and “Why America is the most evil country in the world”.


15 posted on 06/22/2011 5:38:15 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: RetroSexual

I am outraged!

So now they’re finally openly INDOCTRINATING people!

!#%$E%^$@#@$#!$$^@$^%$^@!@#!@^%$#^

“Growing popularity”? Where’ve they been? I am sick and tired of this enviro-mental worship! It’s been 20 years already!


16 posted on 06/22/2011 6:04:00 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Silly Wabbit! The nice, clean electricity comes out of the wall socket. What do you mean that electric cars are “coal powered”? That has to be the dumbest statement ever.


17 posted on 06/22/2011 7:20:36 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Venturer

There have been some threads here recently about states seceding from the union. But you touch on an issue of marginalized/ignored/conservative regions of states seceding from those states, and forming separate states. This could be a very interesting movement if it ever got off the ground.


18 posted on 06/22/2011 7:51:55 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Venturer; Dilbert San Diego

I think that all the liberals should be kicked out of Mt. Airy, and the town should secede from Maryland to form its own state. Heaven knows, the town has enough ordinances to be its own state already!


19 posted on 06/22/2011 8:44:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao thinks DWS is cute (!!))
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To: RetroSexual; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

And all graduation ceremonies shall end with, “Long live the Goracle!”

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


20 posted on 06/22/2011 8:49:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao thinks DWS is cute (!!))
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To: RetroSexual

So now we have indoctrination instead of education. They need to be told the ugly truth about the enviro-movement.


21 posted on 06/22/2011 9:41:14 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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