Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Report: Poor science education impairs U.S. economy

Nevertheless, the Rising Above the Gathering Storm review finds little improvement in U.S. elementary and secondary technical education since then.

"Our nation's outlook has worsened," concludes the report panel headed by former Lockheed Martin chief Norman Augustine. The report "paints a daunting outlook for America if it were to continue on the perilous path it has been following":

•U.S. K-12 education in mathematics and science ranks 48th worldwide.

•49% of U.S. adults don't know how long it takes for the Earth to circle the sun.

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