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Survey Tracks Public’s Views About Math and Science Education

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While political and business leaders are clamoring for more mathematics and science in school, only a bit over half the people responding to a poll share that view.

The survey, conducted for the Washington-based American Council on Education, a higher education organization, found that 54 percent of 1,000 registered voters believe students should have to take more math and science courses, and only 31 percent of those polled believe that math and science classes offered to college students not majoring in those fields are "very relevant" to life after graduation.

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