Monday, June 05, 2006

Southerners -- hell all Americans -- need to pay more attention to math and science.

New Orleans CityBusiness -- The Business Newspaper of Metropolitan New Orleans:
"Education officials in the South need to do more to raise awareness of the importance of math and science careers and education, the report said. Again, the report noted a national problem — only half of 2004's high school graduates took four years of math in high school and only a fourth took a course in physics — and said most Southern states lagged behind those numbers."
Take a look at the lists of graduate degrees awarded by Louisiana colleges. You might be shocked to see very few "American" surnames among the science and engineering graduate degrees awarded. Most, at least 80%, are identifiably asian or middle-eastern. Are all our other students going to be pop stars or artists? Or what?

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