Produced by Joseph Pazar and David Michael Slater with original content from Susan Ellenberg - President of the San Jose Unified School District Board of Trustees.
Susan Ellenberg makes a compelling case that our pendulum swing into STEM education has come at a cost. Namely, to the detriment of civic education. Susan writes, "The experience of the 2016 election, not just the result, but the accompanying lack of meaningful conversation and factual accountability, as well as the very low voter turnout and lack of understanding of the implications of not voting, should galvanize a shift (but not to the nth degree!) in public education back towards an emphasis on civic education and engagement. Our future depends on this." You can join the conversation by visiting her post at: http://www.weredoingitwrong.com/blog/stem-is-not-enough