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Submission + - Disappointing Results from Pew/Smithsonian Science Survey (people-press.org) 1

Specter writes: Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine co-sponsored a quiz to test the science knowledge of Americans. Do you know which gas makes up most of the Earth's atmosphere? If you do, you're ahead of nearly 70% of the survey respondents who have a college education. That's right: I said college.
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Disappointing Results from Pew/Smithsonian Science Survey

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  • Can it be that in our zeal to cut the cost of every public good, we have reduced the quality of public education to where it is no longer worth what little we spend on it? That any one missed any of those 13 easy questions is otherwise hard to explain.

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