Monday, February 14, 2011


Not-So-New Mexico

The poor kids!

A local school administrator commenting on the anti-science bill in New Mexico:

[Floyd Municipal Schools Superintendent Paul] Benoit said Floyd teachers present evolution as a concept but don't spend a great deal of time on it. Floyd students would be allowed to choose to study either side of the issue for projects and research papers, he said.

Sure. Give 'em credit in a science course for doing religious studies. And, of course, don't spend a great deal of time on one of, if not the, greatest ideas in science.

What do the little bastards expect? ... To be educated for anything better than flipping hamburgers?

Speaking as a college educator (at a medium-sized state school in Texas), I see lots of students at the college level who don't know why they're here or what education is for. On the other hand, though, I often get the sense, from the students I talk to, that they feel cheated in this respect (as in others).
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