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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] science education
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 08:55:43 -0400
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We're drifting off topic, so should stop. But look at the attitude toward
science in Washington and extrapolate... Things have not been getting better;
they've been getting worse.
Parents need to be more concerned about who sits on their local school boards
than they do any other elected office.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of John Cartmell
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Comet set fire to Northern Hemisphere 13000 years ago?
> As an outsider to the US educational system I wonder what happened to the
> shock in 1957 that supposedly revolutionised science education in the US.
> I realise it's off-topic here but the importance of the US in this field (and
> this discussion list) may make relevant the science/educational background of
> so many participants. Is the situation as bad as it's painted - or are those
> examples exceptions?
> In comparison in the UK whilst some teaching may be bad, and some kids not
> want to learn, a whole range of science (including physics, chemistry,
> biology, and earth science) is on the curriculum and all schools cover that
> curriculum - or are severely censured and required to improve.
> John Cartmell
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