Education: Muckers & Scholars

Three observers who were worried about the state of U.S. education long before Russia's metal moons made the subject generally popular offered some observations last week about what is wrong. The three: Dr. James R. Killian Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology president and special assistant to the President for science and technology; Rear Admiral Hyman Rickover. father of the atomic submarine; and Dr. Merle Antony Tuve, director of the department of terrestrial magnetism at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Killian, who spoke with the others to an audience of high school principals and math and science teachers in Washington, B.C., said...

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