Dom Post: The pursuit of science before happiness

Jon Morgan writes in the Dominion Post about Massey University’s agriculture director, Jacqueline Rowarth, and her thoughts on Generation X and Y’s engagement with science.

Rowarth also has strong views, based on data, on subjects from biological farming to the meat industry.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“It’s relevant to a point she returns to often – the emphasis at schools and in tertiary studies on creative and performing arts, rather than the sciences. “We get children who have done drama, art, photography and, oh dear me, media studies, who say they want to come and work with animals.”

“Her voices rises in exasperation. “Where’s biology, chemistry, physics, maths and English – that’s what they need.””