Why So Bad at Science?

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by Jane S. Shaw

The New York Times reports that U. S. high school students are sadly lacking in their understanding of science. Could that be because they have spent their school days studying how to recycle, why we need wind energy, and one-sided views about global warming?

Before joining PERC, Jane Shaw was a journalist who had developed an uneasy feeling that much of the commentary about environmental policy that she read--and even some that she wrote--was tilted in the wrong direction. The usual solution to an environmental problem was to turn it over to the government. She had become uncomfortable with this...
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