U.S. students: Why are they lagging in science?

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Image from Hechinger Report, 2011

According to a recent write-up by the Hechinger Report, American students are behind as compared to other countries in science achievement.  In this report, they discuss American tendencies to memorize facts rather than study concepts and break down complicated scientific processes.  This may result in redundancy rather than, with each new year, applying focus and a rich understanding to new ideas.

Are we trying to cover too much with students?  Are our kids becoming ‘a mile wide and an inch deep’?  You be the judge.  Read more about this report here:

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