This may be taking STEM a tad too far. NPR introduced an author who writes books about rocket science and physics to very young children.
Even before the development of Common Core we have seen a shift in education towards workforce development model at the expense of liberal arts.
Curriculum is being developed that will introduce the problem-solving process that is basic to science, technology, engineering and math fields in preschool.
Jay Matthews at The Washington Post wrote another piece about the crisis in our nation’s math instruction under Common Core.
While it is unlikely that Common Core caused California’s teacher shortage, it is likely that it will exasperate the problem down the road.
When states adopted Common Core’s mathematics standards, they were told (among other things) that these standards would make all high school students “college- and career-ready” and strengthen the critical pipeline for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). However, with the exception of a few standards in trigonometry, the math standards end after Algebra II, as […]
(Boston, MA) National mathematics standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia that supporters say are designed to make high school graduates “college- and career-ready” and improve the critical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline do not prepare students to study STEM or even be admitted to a selective four-year college, according […]
President Barack Obama discussed education in his State of the Union Address last night. Here are his remarks preK-12 education below: …But none of it will matter unless we also equip our citizens with the skills and training to fill those jobs. And that has to start at the earliest possible age. You know, study […]
The mantra of advocate of the Common Core and many education reformers has been an emphasis on “career readiness.” Then you have data collection going on in schools to be shared with the Department of Labor and it all begins to seem rather Orwellian. I’m personally concerned that such an emphasis on STEM could lead […]
Konstantin Kakaes wrote an interesting article in Slate entitled, “Why Johnny Can’t Add Without a Calculator” about how technology is hurting, not helping kids really learn math. I went to see (Vern) Williams because he was famous when I was in middle school 20 years ago, at a different school in the same county. Longfellow’s […]