Carl Sagan Saw US Schools Were Ruining Kids Decades Ago: “Something Terrible Has Happened”

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jon Miltimore

“Decades ago, the esteemed American astronomer talked about how US schools were ruining the minds of our children. ‘My experience is, you go talk to kindergarten kids or first-grade kids, you find a class full of science enthusiasts. And they ask deep questions. … You go talk to 12th grade students and there’s none of that. They’ve become leaden and incurious. Something terrible has happened between kindergarten and 12th grade and it’s not just puberty.’ Sagan doesn’t offer a reason as to why US schools have been failing for so long, but I think the simple answer is that it stems from those in charge of the school systems: the government.” (09/10/23)