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It's difficult for me to make a 'think of the children' plea, when I'm not the US, and others have better, more righteous arguments and I.
Instead let's imagine what the future would be like if kids just didn't learn science...
...It's 2021, science is no longer taught in class rooms, in place of more accepted disciplines like Homeopathy and Creationism. In universities country wide a degree in accounting makes you a bona fide mathematician. Why, after all, do people need to know how to model the universe in a computer? When we know that the world is flat and is the centre of all we see? Our houses are sustained by magic - 'lectricity' - some kind of fluid, liquid stuff that runs through wires but is so small we can't see it. And it's getting pretty hot, thanks to global warming, but in a way it's ok - since the average life expectancy has dropped because vaccines do more damage than good - smallpox, measels, polio have all returned and single out the weak. There's no-one left to cure cancer, or alzeihmers, because everyone who once might have had the capacity is busy trying to turn water into the oil - the holy grail of the alchemical processes...
Wow, that's not a future I like. Inspire kids towards science and keep the cures, the breakthroughs, and the solutions coming.
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Ha ha, that's a novel take on the fundraising, scare us into donating!
Hopefully it would take more than a decade of not teaching science in the classrooms for us to "forget" everything that science has taught us. But the point is well received. Although you are preaching to the converted!! :)
This might be the first time scare-mongering was used effectively.