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American Kids & Science Education: The Exaggerated 'Dismal' Claims

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes | about 2 years ago

Education 2

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "We've all seen the stories about how 'dismal' science education in America is. It turns out that it's kind of a straw man. America has long led the world in science but the 'average' score for Americans on standardized tests has never been good. Instead, every 2 years American kids get better but we keep being told things are terrible. Here is why."
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Try checking the names of chief scientists ... (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about 2 years ago | (#40216065)

... go ahead, check out the names of those scientists / techies that are making waves

Do they sound like Americans?

Or do they have Indian sounding names, or Jewish sounding names, or names that sounds like Japanese, or Russians (and eastern Europeans), or Chinese/Koreans ?

America's "glory" in technology for the past 3 decades has largely been advanced by foreigners living in the United States of America

Scholorships/Grants/Donations (1)

A Phantasm (260495) | about 2 years ago | (#40216623)

One of my kids' friends is a high school student looking to pursue an education in science and math. She was among 13% of applicants accepted into the COSMOS Summer School program at UC Santa Cruz, but has to raise donations to cover her tuition.

We made a flyer to help her gather donations, if anyone is interested: http://i.imgur.com/UmBOJ.png

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