Education in science and technology topics should extend beyond the high-school and college years.
I'm putting the finishing touches to a proposal that I hope allows me to teach a short course at the local high school this summer or autumn for seniors who plan on entering the sciences. It's a course I've wanted to do for 20 years, drawing on info I've pulled together over 40 years, and I'm confident it'll provide the typical student with new perspectives.
That's because I know from observation that even some with years in the technical fields and academia have long forgotten how to address basic topics ranging from technical terminology to helping their students understand a problem in the simplest way.
Anyone who’s worked in chip industry will have listened to the hardware guys blaming a software problem, only to cross the room and find that the software guys are convinced that “the problem’s in the hardware.”