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Whereas education in science is basic to understanding the modern world, and
Whereas education in science is necessary for informed participation in a democratic society and for productive work in a modern industrial nation, and
Whereas there is growing evidence of a decline in support of and commitment to precollege science education in the United States while other industrial nations are placing heavy emphasis on science education at all levels,
Therefore be it resolved that the American Association for the Advancement of Science urges that all public and private schools in the United States provide, within a balanced curriculum, a strong and uninterrupted program of science education which shall include regular instruction in science for all pupils from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
[Adopted by the AAAS Section on Education, January 4, 1982, and by the AAAS Board of Directors, April 10, 1982.]