NASA’s rover called Curiosity landed on Mars on August 5. It is now exploring that planet, in a spectacular demonstration of space technology.
Professor Ralph E. Shaffer wondered about the team of scientists and engineers responsible for this great breakthrough. He discovered a website with bios of the 141 people involved.
He wondered, where did they go to school?
This is what he learned:
104 of the 141 were products of American public schools. The others didn’t say where they went to school or went to private school or were educated abroad.
Professor Shaffer thinks this should serve as a rebuke to the reformers who love to decry the quality of our schools.
I wish his discovery would change their minds.
Not likely, considering that one of the loudest critics is Governor Chris Christie. He is a graduate of Livingston High School in Livingston, NJ. He must have really bad memories. Maybe he was bullied.