Monday, May 03, 2004
The New York Times: U.S. Is Losing Its Dominance in the Sciences:: This is a problem. We need to import engineers and scientists to be teachers for the next generation. We need to reform schools to be more efficient with progress based funding, vouchers to induce competition, and free firing of wasteful administrators and even tenured teachers. Most of all, we need to somehow change the values in society so more people appreciate the important role of the science and engineering, rather than the bogus notion of taking a cocktail party topic of conversation, adding "-studies" to the end, and calling it academic.
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