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If teachers teach creationism, why, then, shouldn't students study alternative views in other fields, writes Daniel Willingham. ''Why is such deference offered to Euclid? My uncle Leon has an alternative version of plane geometry and it shows Euclid was all wrong. I think that theory deserves a hearing."

A few years ago Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida put out a 12-point plan that he posited would improve public education. Idea No. 7 was to address the STEM education crisis. crisis in STEM education. Rubio just showed how much of a science crisis there really is in the United States with his comments in GQ magazine about the age of the Earth.

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