Thoughts of an American college student about education, cities and energy (Katherine Birdsong) USofA07.Sep.2019
Katherine Birdsong, college senior majoring in biology, advisor for education of students and young families on website: allaboutenergy.net: This is a story of her interest in nuclear energy as a high school and college student. It tells about the challenges she faced with teachers who didn't share her interests. This problem is pervasive in education today. Be politically correct. Agree with the majority no matter what. Is this the path to keeping America leading the world? She has learned a lot and will be better prepared to lead in whatever her chosen career.
Bruno Comby, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear: He is an author on 11 books on nuclear energy, the environment, and healthy living. For over 30 years, he has been an observer of education around the world. Here are some of his ideas about the lowering of education standards in Europe and North America.
John Eidson, electrical engineer: Retired people like John Eidson can speak openly, without reservation. Here is an article about education in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and our photo comments about education elsewhere.
Max Roser, economist, geoscientist, philosopher, Founder and Program Director, Our World in Data: To see where we are coming from we must go far back in time. When you only consider what the world looked during our life time it is easy to make the mistake of thinking of the world as relatively static – the rich, healthy and educated parts of the world here and the poor, uneducated, sick regions there – and to falsely conclude that it always was like that and that it always will be like that. In 1950 two-thirds of the world were living in extreme poverty; in 1981 it was still 42%. In 2015 – the last year for which we currently have data – the share of the world population in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. That is a huge achievement, for me as a researcher who focuses on growth and inequality maybe the biggest achievement of all in the last two centuries.