Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Science education has problems in Russia, too

People (like me) who are concerned about the state of American science education can at least take heart that other nations' educators share their concerns. In Russia, 29 percent of the population believe in human-dinosaur coexistence, 55 percent that radiation is entirely created by humans, and 32 percent (rather mind-blowingly) believe the Sun revolves around the Earth. A spokeswoman for the government polling institute said, said, "I wonder whether our colleagues in other countries would find any different."

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