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Science  06 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5834, pp. 17
DOI: 10.1126/science.1147131


Higher education, not only in the United States but in many other nations as well, has come in for recent criticism about the way it prepares undergraduate students for Life Afterward. For our readers, there's a two-way concern about science education. First, we are losing too many from the cohort of exceptionally able people who might go on to do graduate work and forge distinguished research careers. The second concern is about how well we instill in the others enough curiosity and basic understanding to qualify them as useful citizens of the modern world.