Geography Educators Visit DC Today to Support TGIF
Apparently, a group of educators is visiting Washington DC today to encourage passage of the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act (TGIF) to fund geographic education. How do I know?
Today, I will join educators from around the country in Washington, D.C., with one mission: urging Congress to pass the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act to ensure that America's children are equipped to work and live in an increasingly globalized world.
That's from a Letter to the Editor from a member of the Florida Geographic Alliance in a paper in Lakeland, FL. Earlier this week there was an opinion piece by the head of the Mississippi Geography Alliance. No, no geography organization let me know. I see nothing about this effort on the national Alliance website, NCGE, AAG or anywhere... DId you?
I did find several "we don't know geography" articles this week:
Survey of 50 students reveals geographical skills can't make the grade - The Breeze (JMU)
And, of course, lots of Geography Bee articles...
See also: Speak Up for Geography