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Parents Uncomfortable with Math and Science

October 22nd, 2009

If you don’t talk to your kids about math or science, then who will?

A September survey found that eventhough more than 50% of parents consider math or science as the subjects most important to their children’s success, they report being uncomfortable talking to their children about these subjects. In fact, nearly a 25% of parents, who admit to being less involved in their child’s math and science education than they would like, say that a main reason for this is because they, themselves,  have troubles understanding these subjects.

American schools are falling far short of parents’ expectations, with nearly 9 in 10 parents saying they believe the U.S. lags behind other countries in math and science, even though 98% of parents say these subjects are critical to America’s future.

Read more on the findings of the survey here.