America has been steadily sliding in global education rankings for decades. In particular, our students are increasingly unable to compete globally in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), in 2010 only 26 percent of high school seniors in the U.S. scored at or above proficient level in math. Another 36 percent were failing. Only 3 percent scored at an advanced level in math, and only 1 percent scored at an advanced level in science.

Students in K-12 across the U.S. struggle with STEM subjects, often because the subjects are poorly presented or badly taught. When students reach college, they choose to pursue non-STEM degrees, and too many struggle to find jobs upon graduation. Meanwhile, U.S. emp...

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Bibliographic Information
Publisher(s): Beaufort Books
Publish Date: 2014
Book Pages: 95
Industry Identifier: ISBN_10: 0825307449
Subjects: Education / Decision-Making & Problem Solving • Education / Educational Policy & Reform / General • Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Book Dimensions
Height: 22.00 cm
Width: 14.40 cm
Thickness: 1.60 cm
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