Science and Math Education
From at least the time that the Soviet Union put Sputnik into orbit, the United States has been interested in the state of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. As China and India have ramped up their efforts to produce scientists and engineers, there have been renewed calls to improve STEM education in America and increase the number of American students who choose STEM careers. I'll be writing more about that in the future. For now, it is important to remember that we can't revitalize STEM education in an overall system that is being stressed and underfunded. A summary of my thoughts on developing a new consensus on improving education appears on the Web site of MN2020, a new think tank. The page is at http://www.mn2020.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B0B80438A-69B8-4E6F-B70E-EFDCF1F93F73%7D&DE=
Let me know what you think.