Money for Science

Even though I’m a scientist, I’m against this ham-fisted attempt by our Congress to improve science education. It’s yet another attempt to micro-manage our education system. It will almost certaintly have negative unintended consequences and fail to achieve its goals. My guess as to the negative unintended consequence? A deluge of frankly unqualified people in science majors and science education.

And, of course, there’s nothing in there about education freedom. Congress could make improved education a lot simpler, a lot better and a lot cheaper by just encouraging school choice. But we can’t have that. The unions would hate it. The government would lose power. The shithead parents would be in charge.

Plus it might work. And that would obviate the need for more compassionate spending by our Congress.