113 HR 822 IH: Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act

Introduced February 26, 2013

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In the 113th Congress, Teaching Geography is Fundamental (TGIF) was introduced in the House by Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) as H.R. 822 with Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) signing on as lead co-sponsor.

TGIF is bi-partisan legislation that would create funding for a grant program in the Department of Education to support efforts to improve geography education. The rationale for TGIF is that it corrects the oversight that left geography as the only one of the nine federally-recognized core academic subjects not to have received dedicated federal funding in the past 10 years (since the enactment of No Child Left Behind).