I heard a DJ on the radio this morning talk about how he thought taking some classes in high school was useless because he had no interest in them and learned nothing useful. His example was Chemistry. After a commercial break he talked about he doesn't like stupid people like the ones he read about that had a fire and tried opening the windows to let smoke out which fed the fire oxygen. Of course, the fire didn't go out and they ruined a lot of stuff. What a minute, isn't that something you learn in Chemistry?!?!?!?!?!?
The paper talked about how MN education is falling behind the world in the sciences especially and how we should want to hire local people at 3M, Medtronic, and other science based businesses in MN.
With people on the radio talking about how useless science is, how are we supposed to give our children the right mindset about learning and help us with this problem?
The problem isn't education, the problem is people's attitude toward education.
If I ever have children, they will know growing up how important having an education is and how it is intelligent people that make the world go around, not professional athletes. They may make money but they aren't helping the country in so many other ways that are crucial to the well being of the US and the world as a whole.