Florida Citizens for Science president Jonathan Smith’s letter to the editor in the Lakeland Ledger discusses students’ poor performance on statewide science assessments.
“These results haven’t improved since the state science standards were vastly upgraded in 2008; however, they will be mostly ignored by the media and brushed aside by our politicians. In the meantime, our students will inevitably keep falling behind the rest of the world and forfeit the standard of science education they deserve.”
I encourage all of you to help draw attention to this issue. Write letters to the editor of your local paper. No one else will highlight this chronic problem, so why not you? See the previous post about the exam scores for some ammunition.