No one takes a good idea and drives it beyond the nth degree better than education professionals — and I’m referring not to the classroom teachers who constantly do their level best to implement whatever new theory has been determined to be the latest magic bullet to boost academic achievement, but to the theorists, businesses, technologists and ideologists who devise those bullets.
It has been noted that over several decades, US students have fallen behind their international peers in the areas of math and hard sciences. Putting aside the reliability of the various methods of measuring these levels and considering who is being measured in each country, there nonetheless is cause to boost education efforts in those realms. And so was born STEM education, undoubtedly a worthwhile attempt to boost competencies in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines in our increasingly digital era.
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