A Dangerous Combination

Following up on yesterday's rant about the science ignorance of one of our wanna be leaders, Valerie Strauss in the Post's Answer Sheet blog notes that Senator Rubio also is a supporter of STEM education.

A focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects will ensure that America remains highly competitive in the global market. Systemic reform with school choice, virtual learning and opportunity scholarships will allow STEM-focused students to study the critical subject areas that will help them succeed in our economy.

Strauss finds great irony in the fact that Rubio “sees a STEM education crisis while misunderstanding basic scientific findings”.

I think irony may be too forgiving. This is scientific ignorance plus hypocracy, a combination that seems to occur together in too many American politicians.

 

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