October 11, 2005

Fail to Tap Ingenuity

There are young people out there cutting raw cocaine with chemicals from the local hardware store. They are manufacturing new highs and new products buy soaking marijuana in ever changing agents, and each of these new drugs is more addictive, more deadly and less costly than the last. How is it that we have failed to tap that ingenuity, that sense of experimentation? How is it that these kids who can measure grams and kilos and can figure out complex monetary transactions cannot pass a simple math or chemistry test?
—Senator Kohl, from the U.S. Senate Hearing: "Crisis in Math and Science Education."

Source: Teachers daily Calendar Saturday/Sunday June 5/6, 2004
See also: Senator Herb Khol (WI)

Posted by niganit at October 11, 2005 9:16 PM
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