Thursday, February 09, 2006

Standard Tests for Colleges

Today's NYTimes reports the beginnings of a movement toward standard tests for colleges.

There are plenty of opponents.

One thing is abundantly clear. The level of understanding of science among supposedly well-educated people is absolutely terrible. The evidence I present is ignorance of editors, columnists and letter-writers in the NYTimes, the "newspaper of record." In the great debate of our usage of energy, far more ignorance of basic concepts is diplayed than understanding.

The level of knowledge of economics isn't much better.

As for critical thinking, it makes me weep that tens of millions of Americans, many of them college graduates, voted for Bush in 2004. They just could not see through his transparent lies.

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