Friday, February 20, 2009

South Carolina middle school cuts ham radio, astronomy clubs

I got word today that a middle school in South Carolina has cut its ham radio and astronomy clubs, apparently in the interest of cost-cutting, even though the ham radio club operated at no expense to the school.  These two clubs were the only non-sports clubs at the school.

No word on whether they cut any of the sports clubs; I'm still hoping to get more information on this.

Can someone explain to me, in the meantime, why we spend so much public money on sports for our kids, and so little on giving them opportunities to excel in science, math, and engineering?