Teacher’s Weighed Down with Requirements

It is disheartening to hear that so many American students are going above and beyond the required work for their courses by participating science fair contests.

I question, however, the teachers who are ‘burdened’ by state requirements to explain such simple things as the ‘parts of a cell.’ Evidently, these weighty topics prevent them from devoting class time to research projects. Isn’t this kind of scientific knowledge basic? I suppose there really is a huge gap between the worst and best high school science programs in our country…

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