From Paul Ruscher’s op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat this morning:
The two sciences that are, arguably, needed most by (at least) graduates who are headed to college are physics and earth sciences. These subjects provide the basics and applications of principles of energy, technology and engineering developments, hazards of weather and climatic change, space-borne applications, utilization and limitations of natural resources, and so many other things that are crucial to the growth of a diversified economy.
Can the time come soon when the state’s premier science departments begin to recruit their majors out-of-state (next door?), where teachers are paid better, students take four years of high-school science, and many more students take bona fide physics and earth science courses? Is that good for Florida?
Obviously, I can take the day off. Paul R. has it covered.