Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Education


NDT Recently did an Ask Ne Anything session on Reddit. One of my favorite responses he has was to the question, “If you were given free reign to affect the curriculum of schools, what would you change in science education?”.

His reply, “I would teach how science works as much as I would teach what science knows. I would assert (given that essentially, everyone will learn to read) that science literacy is the most important kind of literacy they can take into the 21st century. I would undervalue grades based on knowing things and find ways to reward curiosity. In the end, it’s the people who are curious who change the world.”

Read the full AMA here

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