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The Extinction of Science in Schools

I am simply appalled by the state of Science education today. How can there not be time to cover Science in grade school!?

"Some of a new study's findings about elementary school science instruction in Bay Area schools:
-- 80 percent of teachers say they spend less than an hour each week teaching science.
-- 16 percent of the elementary teachers say they teach no science at all.
-- Ten times as many teachers say they feel unprepared to teach science than feel unprepared to teach math or reading.
-- Fewer than half of Bay Area fifth-graders scored at grade level or above on last spring's California Standards Test in science."

Read the article in The Chronicle, and the full report.