Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Science and Science Labs that Students Miss at a Time When Science is Critical

The Science and Science Labs that Students Miss at a Time When Science is Critical

The Science and Science Labs that Students Miss at a Time When Science is Critical

Why are students being held back from being the best they can be in science? Making scientific advancements through exploration involves good preparation of the ninety percent of students who attend public schools across the country.
We need good scientists to fix our problems. Climate change, antibiotics, drinking water, pollution, overpopulation, diseases, microplastics and garbage, and clean energy are just a few difficult issues facing the world today.
Most troubling, is the way students in poor urban and rural areas are portrayed as failing, while up-to-date public school science facilities and labs continue to be beyond their reach.
How can public schools attract outstanding science teachers if these teachers will face substandard science classrooms, and if they don’t have access to the funding necessary for great labs and lab equipment?
Recently NPR’s Here and Now highlighted the achievements of four U.S. students preparing to attend the International Biology Olympiad in Hungary. They are being sponsored by the Center for Excellent Education because the federal government CONTINUE READING: The Science and Science Labs that Students Miss at a Time When Science is Critical

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