Is Science Education in Serious Trouble?

Photo: Rhett Allain. Experimental setup to measure Avogadro’s number. This picture doesn’t really have anything to do with this post.

We have a problem with science education, and it seems like it’s getting worse every year.

In pretty much every university for every undergraduate degree program, students have to take a science course. I think even three science courses is very common. But why? Why does a student majoring in history, or economics, or even business? The answer is that a college degree isn’t about job training…