2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 17:2901 — Purpose
CHAPTER 17. LOUISIANA GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION
PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
A. The purpose of this Chapter is to establish in law a program to promote the value and importance of geography in Louisiana schools through a committed and cooperative effort among agencies involved in higher education and elementary and secondary education and the National Geographic Society of Washington, D.C.
B. The legislature finds that geography education prepares individuals to live productive and meaningful lives by developing not only local perspective but that of the world as well. In order to be fully educated, students must understand their relationship with other places and peoples.
C. The legislature further finds that geography has shaped much of history and it enriches the understanding of current events, foreign languages, and literature. Students that are well-grounded in geography will leave school with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to face life's opportunities and challenges.
Acts 2006, No. 462, §1, eff. June 15, 2006.
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