Science Scores Down Despite Record Educational Spending

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Science Scores Down Despite Record Educational Spending

There's more bad education news. Only one in five high school seniors has a solid grasp of science. A test by the National Assessment of Educational Progress found that only half of students know even the basics. That figure plummets when it comes to what minority students know.

Test scores were down three points from the last time the test was administered five years ago.

The National Science Teachers Association says the poor performance in science is due to the lack of emphasis on the subject in favor of reading and math.

Here's my question: We're spending more on education than at any time in our history, but getting bad results. When I was in high school, we were taught math, science, reading, history and other things. What we weren't taught was sex-ed, environmental-ed, homosexual-ed and all of the other trendy subjects which eat up much of the school day.

Just one more reason to home school or Christian school your children.