Why keep thinking about 'science' and 'math' as being discreet and separate?
Education should mirror, if not advance, how industry and academia think about the problems of today and tomorrow. We no longer operate in a world of issues or problems that fit neatly into discreet topics. The issues civilization face today require interdisciplinary thinking, collaboration across knowledge domains and application of skills and experiences beyond specific job categories.
Why should students continue to learn based on an industrial model of education when they will be functioning in a completely different way when they leave school?
David M commented
Thanks for voicing this opinion, Kathryn, which I think many would share.