Class Struggle: STEM programs

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 10/07/2010

Why science careers, and courses, aren't so popular

The Obama administration loves the STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) idea. The Bush administration loved it. Colleges, from the biggest to the smallest, look for STEM grants. STEM is popular from sea to oily sea, from the mountains to the prairies, to every school board in every town in the nation. The only people having difficulty getting excited about STEM are the students who must take and pass the courses if the movement is to succeed.

By Jay Mathews  |  11:58 AM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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