Today's One-Minute Writing Prompt: Math and Science
Why do you think American students lag behind students from many other countries, in math and science proficiency?
I don't know why we lag behind, I only know I am not interested in math and science. My 16 year old daughter is an honor student taking Honors Algebra and Honors Science, and although she makes excellent grades, she does not enjoy math. She prefers reading, writing, history and the arts over math and science.
I think too much emphasis is put on kids to enjoy math and science. Why can't children (like my daughter) be allowed to enjoy other areas of study without feeling guilty? Our country needs to be a mix of literature, history, and arts in addition to math and science.