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     20-1-102. Legislative goals for public elementary and secondary schools. It is the goal of the legislature that Montana's public elementary and secondary school system, in cooperation with parents or guardians, create a learning environment for each student that:
     (1) develops a sound foundation for literacy and numeracy during the early years that is built upon and reinforced throughout the educational experience;
     (2) furthers the ability to reason critically, creatively, and strategically;
     (3) fosters the ability to effectively understand and communicate ideas, knowledge, and thoughts;
     (4) develops a sense of personal and civic responsibility;
     (5) provides an in-depth understanding of the American political, social, and economic systems and the historical context from which they arose;
     (6) provides familiarization with political, social, and economic systems found elsewhere in the world;
     (7) develops a strong work ethic, postsecondary readiness, and employment skills; and
     (8) encourages a healthy lifestyle.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 208, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 222, L. 2013.

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