The enormous decline of students majoring in science courses in America is a matter of great concern. This decline in the number of students majoring in science courses is basically related to performance in these courses in the lower levels of education. The students may be optimistic about science courses but they tend to perform poorly failing to attain qualifications to pursue such courses. The reason behind poor performance in these science courses is the lack of enough preparation in the lower levels of education. The little investment in science based courses in lower levels of education is the main contributing factor to the decline in the number of the American students who pursue science courses in colleges.
This issue has nothing to do with laziness of the nation but the main problem lies in the failure to prepare the strong foundation for such science courses in the lower levels of education. The government should therefore invest heavily in creating a strong foundation or basis for science courses in the lower levels of education. The highly trained teachers should be recruited in high schools in order to motivate and equip student with skills which enable them major in these fields.
The amount of money allocated to technology research and development is relatively low compared to the investment in health and military. This shows that the government has neglected the research on technology by allocating more funds to the military and health sectors. This greatly contributes to the decline in the technological innovations in America since there is low concentration of both funds and efforts in technological research and development.
In conclusion, the government should invest more fund in science education at lower levels of education in order to motivate students to pursue science courses in colleges by developing that interest as early as possible. The government should also allocate more funds to technology research and development in order to encourage inventions and innovations.