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From: John Cartmell <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Comet set fire to Northern Hemisphere 13000 years ago?
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 12:34:16 +0100
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On 22 May, Diana Gale Matthiesen <> wrote:
> Physics wasn't required in my high school, either. Our education system is
> failing on all fronts.

As an outsider to the US educational system I wonder what happened to the
shock in 1957 that supposedly revolutionised science education in the US.

I realise it's off-topic here but the importance of the US in this field (and
this discussion list) may make relevant the science/educational background of
so many participants. Is the situation as bad as it's painted - or are those
examples exceptions?
In comparison in the UK whilst some teaching may be bad, and some kids not
want to learn, a whole range of science (including physics, chemistry,
biology, and earth science) is on the curriculum and all schools cover that
curriculum - or are severely censured and required to improve.

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