I am amazed that our son has managed to graduate from high school (a
somewhat academically oriented charter school) without having done any
physics at all, and I don't think he's going to be required to take any
in college either.
OTOH, he took AP Chemistry, with a lot of intricate mathematical stuff,
without ever having had a broadly descriptive chemistry class that gave
him a foundation on which to build that quantitative study.
On 11/14/07 12:33 am email@example.com wrote:
> This is, perhaps, as good a place as any to emphasize the fact that
> American Science and Technology education has slipped far below the mark;
> after having been through numerous episodes of this myself over 40 years,
> with technically-educated and non-technically educated neighbors, all I can
> say is that we really do need more science & technology education in our
> schools, at all levels. The comprehension level of this sort of thing is
> getting worse, not better.
> People won't believe what they have not been taught to understand; it's a
> tough case, but there are a LOT of good suggestions submitted here.
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