Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Experimental Goal.(Final)(Editorial)

EDITORIALS

The overall ability of U.S. schools to teach science does not inspire much confidence.

For instance, a national commission chaired by retired senator and former astronaut John Glenn found that 20 percent of high school science teachers had no science background. Not surprisingly, U.S. students, who achieve world-class rankings at the ide of the transaction; what students get out of education depends on what they put into it. And, as science fairs prove annually, the best students bring a lot to the lab table.

That includes New Mexico's 28 representatives to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Cleveland. Proving that science sometimes involves sacrifice by parents a Las Cruces student explored the potential for training cockroaches to sniff out drugs. …

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