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April 23, 2009

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It is sad to see that kids from other parts of the world with less means, apply themselves to science studies, environmental issues, trying to understand their surroundings and their planet. We need to change our culture and the way we teach our kids.

FYI, The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released the results from its latest media usage study, and they found that the average 8-18 year old spends over 7.5 hours a DAY using/consuming media (ie, computer, TV, ipods, video games, etc.) And that doesn't even include a half hour on their cellphone and 1.5 hours texting.

I certainly agree that the root of the problem lies deep within our culture - and I hope the solution does as well.

I think that the root of the problem resides deep in our culture. US students do not take education seriously, much less environmental science. Our kids are interested only in TV shows, Hollywood, games, etc. They could not care less about the environment. It is sad to see that kids from other parts of the world with less means, apply themselves to science studies, environmental issues, trying to understand their surroundings and their planet. We need to change our culture and the way we teach our kids.

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