Saheli has some excellent, very excellent posts on science and math education. I often wonder about math and science types who show disregard for all things other than science and technology. I think that over time they will realize their folly. Many a times, I am bugged by the other side who have no inclination to know about S&T, and even worse have never been encouraged to look at science and math aspects of education. Saheli asks very pertinent questions:
Our budget is deeply out of balance, our climate is changing, we're fighting over teaching the basis of all modern biology in the public schools, and the current rage in the blogosphere is over the technical meaning of the chemical in chemical weapons. The American people have very little understanding of how income and poverty are distributed in this country, how common death and destruction are in Iraq, or how much more likely they themselves are to die by gunshot than by plane crash. What do you think tomorrow's citizens need to learn better?
I only skimmed the posts for now, but I am going to print these out and read them at leisure.