Mike the Mad Biologists say that while US student do poorly in math and science at the national level, some local areas do better than European or Asian countries. He particularly focuses on Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New Hampshire and says that what they have in common are low rates of poverty and divorce, as well as high incomes, an educated adult population, and good public health departments. "If we want to improve education, and science education, a critical element is to improve the quality of life for children in general," Mike blogs.
Let's All Move to Massachusetts
Sep 01, 2009