For decades, educators and employers have worried that too few Americans are preparing for careers in science. But there's evidence to support a new, broader concern in this election year, reports USA Today: Ordinary Americans might not know enough about science to make informed decisions on key questions. Seventy-six percent of Americans say presidential candidates should make improving science education a national priority, according to a national Harris Interactive survey of 1,304 adults in November and December. Results were released this spring. But only 26 percent believe that they themselves have a good understanding of science. And 44 percent couldn't

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