Parents don't see a crisis over science and math



Title: Parents don't see a crisis over science and math

http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/02/15/science.math.ap/index.html

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Science and math have zoomed to the top
of the nation's education agenda. Yet Amanda Cook, a parent
of two school-age girls, can't quite see the urgency.

"In Maine, there aren't many jobs that scream out 'math and science,"'
said Cook, who lives in Etna, in the central part of the state.
Yes, both topics are important, but "most parents are saying you're
better off going to school for something there's a big need for."
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Indeed! There aren't many jobs that scream out 'math and science'.
Not in Maine nor anywhere else. At least not for US citizens burdened
by a legal soc. sec. number.

And parents are smart enough to ignore the special interest blather
that Washington is all too willing to trumpet on behalf of it's cronies.

Thomas Bartkus


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