can't they bring, at least roughly, the same amount of value? many of the fields on this list are valuable, in addition to some of ones that are being promoted. It's not a contest, we can value all kinds of different areas of knowledge (and i'd argue that we should) so why should teaching one subject be more valued than the other? The fact that teaching any subject and passing on knowledge appears to be discouraged and undervalued is a disturbing trend, especially if a couple of those fields ultimately become higher paying jobs further on down the road.Math and science education in the U.S. is wanting. What's alarming from this article is the prospect of discouraging pay for teaching these subjects, which are in demand and bring higher salaries, and, imho, greater social utility than another theology teacher.
what is/was it? just curiousPerhaps the philosophy majors end up pursuing more profitable jobs. Then again, I also tend to decouple valuable from "well-remunerated." i chose my arguably impractical, yet very valuable to me college major knowing that it wasn't going to bring in the money and doubled it with something more practical.