NY Times calls for improved math and science education

The New York Times editorial board responds to the recent (and depressing) National Academy of Sciences follow-up to “Rising Above the Gathering Storm.”

And Times columnist Thomas Friedman bemoans the quality of the debate leading up to next week’s election, with this cheerful summary of the nation’s educational situation:

…sixth in global innovation-based competitiveness, but 40th in rate of change over the last decade; 11th among industrialized nations in the fraction of 25- to 34-year-olds who have graduated from high school; 16th in college completion rate; 22nd in broadband Internet access; 24th in life expectancy at birth; 27th among developed nations in the proportion of college students receiving degrees in science or engineering; 48th in quality of K-12 math and science education; and 29th in the number of mobile phones per 100 people.

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1 Response to NY Times calls for improved math and science education

  1. IVORYGIRL says:

    Don’t forget our nation ranks 32nd in the World in the acceptance of evolution http://www.kirainet.com/images/evolution.jpg

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