The San Francisco Chronicle reports that for the past three years, Bryan Osborne begins his computer-literacy classes by asking students to find the best place to plant a milkweed plant to attract monarch butterflies. According to Osborne, this is the type of question that isn't asked nearly enough, and should be asked more--even if it's in computer class. Osborne believes that because of all the "state-mandated stuff," there is a lack of conservation education. There isn't a test for it, and no one has time to teach conservation because of all the other subjects that need to be covered....

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