We need to remember that it is the science and technology related fields that drive innovation and development for a society. Research and development in these fields aid in transportation, defense, energy, communication, and so much more. Although I am biased (I am an engineer), I believe that our country”s priorities are completely out of line. We need scientific-based jobs to compete in this new world. India, China, and Russia all value science in a way our country cannot even imagine.
Can the process of socialization be considered a modifiable tool, used by people with power, to control a desired outcome? Teaching the young, our country’s future, proper values, skills, and behavioral rules to obey by, is a good way to socially constrain our growing children. But although this system may be beneficial for some, how does it affect others?