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Bill Pushes For More Science Fiction Reading in Schools

Could science fiction in schools foster an appreciation for math and science among kids?

West Virginia House of Delegates legislator Ray Canterbury has proposed HB 2983, a bill urging the Board of Education to include more “science fiction reading material” in the state curriculum “to stimulate interest in math and science” in young readers. Here’s the complete text of the bill:

The Legislature finds that promoting interest in and appreciation for the study of math and science among students is critical to preparing students to compete in the workforce and to assure the economic well being of the state and the nation. To stimulate interest in math and science among students in the public schools of this state, the State Board of Education shall prescribe minimum standards by which samples of grade-appropriate science fiction literature are integrated into the curriculum of existing reading, literature or other required courses for middle school and high school students.

(Via Giant Freakin Robot)

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