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April 4: IDEA on KCRW's To the Point

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  • 04-05-2011
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Director John Rogers talks about how budget cuts will impact the U.S.'s ability to out-compete other nations.

Recently the U.K.'s Royal Society has reported that China has surpassed Great Britain in terms of scientific achievements and is on pace to overtake the United States within a couple years.

This was the main topic discussed on Monday's To the Point with Warren Olney. On "Can the US 'out-innovate and out-educate' the competition?," IDEA Director John Rogers was asked how budget cuts impact scientific achievement.

California, a center of scientific research, has also led the country in terms of drastic cuts to education spending over the years.

"We see science teachers in California, math and computer science teachers at the K-12 level being cut... in ways that'll have a long-term impact on the quality of science and technology in California and in the United States as a whole," Rogers said.

For the full discussion, listen online to To the Point.


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