Last summer several leaders in business, government and education recognized the importance of quality science and mathematics for Iowans. Further they recognized that, to quote Ernest Boyer, "In many high schools in America, mediocrity and excellence walk hand in hand." They felt confident that Boyer's observation also was true for K-12 science and mathematics in Iowa. The planning committee for the Iowa Alliance for Science began its work with two thoughts in mind: (1) the importance of science and mathematics and (2) the recognition of excellence presently in our schools. Borrowing the 4-H club motto, "To make the best better," it determined to make our state a mecca for educational excellence.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1987 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Glass, Lynn W.
"A Shared Responsibility,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 24
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol24/iss1/5