Thurman Speaks About Most Parents Happy With Math and Science Education

An article in the Arizona Republic prompted me to seek input from Hugh Hallman, mayor of Tempe, Arizona.

   Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 12:03:06 -0700 (MST)
   From: Gerald D. Thurman <gthurman@gmail.com>
   To: hugh_hallman@tempe.gov
   Subject: Math/Science in Tempe

   Hello Mr. Mayor...

   Page A34 in the Saturday, February 18, 2006, 
   Arizona Republic was bothersome.  

   Headline: "Parents, kids don't see crisis over
              science, math at school"

   The report claims 57% of parents think all is well 
   with respect to how much science and math their 
   K-12 children are learning.

   I don't know if this 57% holds true in Tempe.
   Do you?  If it does, then Tempe might not be
   the "smart place to be."  

As of Sat Feb 25 09:47:58 MST 2006 no reply had been received from Mayor Hallman.

I'm speculating that one reason 57% of parents feel their kids know enough math and science is because many Americans don't believe anything President (George W. Bush) says. In speech after speech, Bush has been emphasing how important it is to our country's well being that students become stronger when it comes to math and science. Since many Americans believe Bush is a liar, then all is well when it comes to our math and science skills.

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 25 February 2006