Monday, June 16, 2014

Where you find museums in the USA

Source: "There are more museums in the US than there are Starbucks and McDonalds – combined" by Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Wonkblog, June 13, 2014.
Up to 175 counties - home to 1.6 million people - don't contain any museums at all. Many of these are concentrated in the South, particularly Mississippi and Georgia.
Museums are important educational institutions, even if they are not teaching reading, writing and rithmatic. Many of the local museums should be used by schools to teach  local history. The great museums should be used to teach arts and science. (I know my friends and I were influenced towards careers in science by the Los Angeles County Museum Museum Science Workshops we attended as high school students. The deep southern states that deprive their children of opportunities to learn from museums compound the little that we spend there on schools and teachers.

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