Most Americans say U.S. STEM education is middling, new poll finds
from The Hechinger Report
One of the biggest education priorities of recent years has been readying more young people for the job-friendly fields of science, technology, engineering and math. In 2006, President Bush announced the "American Competitiveness Initiative" to strengthen science-and-tech education in the name of advancing innovation. Three years later, President Barack Obama unveiled a program to train 100,000 new STEM teachers and attract more girls and minorities to the fields. Getting kids into STEM has been embraced by interests as varied as Microsoft, the Girl Scouts and David Koch.
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