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 in 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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