The editorial board of the New York Times pulls no punches in their opinion piece today. Here’s how it opens:

A big reason America is falling behind other countries in science and math is that we have effectively written off a huge chunk of our population as uninterested in those fields or incapable of succeeding in them.

Citing factors such as lowered expectations, not enough role models, teacher quality, and insufficient resources (among others), the New York Times puts forth a case for why it is happening, and why it should stop.

What do you think of their criticisms? Read the editorial here, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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