Phi Beta Cons

No Crisis in Science Education

That’s what an engineering professor at Duke contends in this Business Week article.

The notion that the country’s prosperity hinges on getting more people into science and math fields strikes me as just as weak as the idea that we need to “produce” more college graduates in order to keep up with the Japanese, Belgians, and other nations where a somewhat higher percentage of the population now obtains college degrees than in the U.S.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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