Why is STEM Education Important?

(Source: National Math + Science Initiative)

Our nation’s high school seniors aren’t ready for college-level math and science courses. Few graduates take advanced STEM classes in high school, and those who do rarely earn qualifying scores on their AP exams.

Once in college, students are largely avoiding STEM majors. And post-college, less than half of men and women graduating college with STEM degrees don’t work in their field even though the jobs are there.

Of course, these statistics are just that — statistics. The reality is that students across America are succeeding in STEM courses, but unfortunately, those students are outliers.

We have a huge problem on our hands, but small changes in just one school can make an incredible impact. You have the power to change the lives of hundreds of students by transforming education in your very own classroom.

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