Re: textbooks

Arthur V. Chadwick (
Fri, 05 Dec 1997 08:22:27 -0800

At 07:03 AM 12/5/97 -0500, Steve wrote:

> I'm not saying that parents should have no say in what is taught in
>schoolrooms, but I am saying that having them "vote" on what should or
>should not be presented as the present state of knowledge in a science
>classroom is incredibly arrogant because most of them don't know anything
>about science (I speak as someone who just taught a large class on
>Introductory Geology for nonmajors this fall -- believe me, most college
>students I've met know next to nothing about science or math).

Since when are we categorizing the common lay people of America as
"incredibly arrogant" I thought that particular moniker was reserved for
scientists who thought they had all the answers!