Joined: Feb. 2006
Yep, the need for more and better science education is one of the most pressing issues in the U.S. today. It's scary to keep reading reports like this one, where U.S. high school science scores keep dropping.
U.S. Science scores declining
Our students' overall science ratings compared to the rest of the industrialized world are just abysmal too. Almost every indicator shows the U.S. lead in science and technology keeps slipping every year. Unless the trend is reversed, and soon, countries like India and China will blow right by us and leave us in their dust.
This is a very real and very dangerous problem for the U.S. IMHO, which is why ignorant fundy pseudo-patriots like AirFarceDave really piss me off. Here's a guy who wraps himself in the flag to preach his cause, and yet he's doing everything in his power to weaken the country by undermining the science education of our children. Assholes like that just make my blood boil.
"Science is what got us to the humble place weâ€™re at, and what hard-won progress we might realize comes from science, with ID completely flaccid, religious apologetics bitching from the sidelines." - Eigenstate at UD