- Posted October 15, 2012 by
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Questions for Candy Crowley
Where have all the science and math books gone?
I grew up in India and came to this wonderful country several years ago. I have done fairly well in America but wonder why so many Americans have not been able to do as well as they could have.
One reason I attribute to my situation, is the strong emphasis on education, particularly in science and math, that was the foundation of my upbringing. My skill in applying objective reasoning and problem-solving resulted in my ability to find high-paying jobs.
Without sounding political, what pains me deeply is that leaders in this country want to introduce creation instead of evolution in schools. This happens only in America. The rest of the world is moving ahead. They (politicians) would rather give our kids guns instead of science and math books. Instead of recognizing global warming as real and finding solutions for it, they want to make a mockery out of it. Have we not had enough of the high-intensity hurricanes, tornados, droughts, and fires yet? Worse still, they want to drill for oil and tar sand, in our beautifual federal lands - rendering these to vaste wastelands in about ten years when other energy sources become viable.
We need a "man to Jupiter" kind of leadership not "man to church" or "paycheck to paycheck" leaders.
What plans do the presidential candidates have for making my American dream that of every American's dream? What will they do to make science, math, and technology the fabric of our soceity? How can each and every American out-invent, out-smart, and out-learn every citizen in every other country? How will they restore America's competitive and innovative edge?