The Huffington Post recaps the AAG's effort to get federal funding for geography eduction. The money quote:
"If students are not exposed to spatial thinking in K to 12 education, they will be challenged at some level to use GIS, GPS and other tools; this is a workforce development issue," John Wertman, AAG's senior program manager for government relations, told HuffPost.
The news (at least to me):
Note: AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post has endorsed the AAG campaign for geography education.
... the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), [...] translates data into beautiful and compelling maps to communicate statistical information.