Columnist and RR reader George Boardman wrote an excellent and timely critique of California’s STEM education available today in our secondary schools. Not only did he present relevant stats on the status of courses offered across the state, he also gave a chilling summary of the new revisionist history and social studies subjects that are being emphasized. Mr Boardman makes the point that California is no longer educating the technology workforce for industries for which we are still recognized. It seems that now Silicon Valley imports its talent from other states and countries.
Under the state’s progressive tsunami, we are diving for the mud in more areas than can be tracked. The collectivist mindset has become a plague across the land, and most virulent in the now cynically named Golden State. The themes in Mr Boardman’s observations have been a constant in these pages for the life of RR, and I welcome its reprise in our community’s newspaper, no matter that it was relegated to the bottom half of his entire offering that opened with some local vanilla-flavored fare.
Oh what the hell, here’s the relevant part of the column filched from the 25jul16 Union. I can hardly wait for the screams from the Left. (Truth be told, I’m envious that I didn’t submit the very same article.)