Monday, January 11, 2010

K-12: The next generation of sustainability

The New York times recently published an article on the growing popularity of Environmental Charter schools, especially in New York City. The article makes note of a growing group of young people that are fundamentally imbued with an understanding of the importance of sustainability. The curriculums vary between environmental science, in preparation for the onslaught of Green job opportunities, to more civic-minded programs, with an emphasis on community involvement. The youth of the Green charter schools means that there are few, if any, graduates to evaluate the program's success, however the article suggests an unusually content student body. The program's success definitely asks the question of whether this type of curriculum would flourish if applied to the public school system.

see the full article at The New York Times

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