Friday, January 28, 2011

The Failure of Science Education in the U.S.

The idiocy of "American Exceptionalism" that conservatives espouse runs in complete contrast to the reality of our education system and current competency in math and science. By being afraid to teach real science while coddling the religious zealots and their apologists we fail to properly educate our youth. This will not only lead us to being unexceptional, but we will be left behind entirely.  It's already happening.

If you do not think that this is a major problem read the link below and then watch the video.  The video may be a few years old (?), but this is still happening in schools all over.

Training teachers to take on the creationism/evolution battle

I also think that one of the goals that some in the "Defund the Department of Education" proponents want to achieve is to create non-state run schools so they can freely teach creationist garbage to students and ignore science completely.