It seems at the moment, no matter where you look, funds for science education are being drastically reduce or cut all together. Universities in particular seem to be ravaged with arbitrary slashing of funding for science departments. I spent yesterday at the University of Arizona’s Physics lab where they are making great progress into the research of the Higgs boson (nicknamed the God particle), Unfortunatly they are facing drastic “cut backs” which will seriously effect their research.
According to Professor Paul Cottle at FSU, the cut backs there are going to be devastating and even include science teacher education programs, which will obviously effect the quality of science teachers in Florida. It is a sad state of affairs that the cuts in spending now,are going to have a long term effect on our children’s future education. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”