DAVID ROSMAN: Keep religion out of Missouri's science curriculum

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:41 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Seventeenth out of 34 in science. That is what Bloomberg reported in December 2010 about U.S. education for 15-year-old students. For a country that is supposed to be exceptional, America’s falling below nearly 50 percent of its peers in students’ knowledge of science should be seen as a catastrophe, as a major blow to American education, American enterprise and American exceptionalism. That was in 2009, and I do not foresee improvement when the 2012 report comes out later this year.