In Sputnik Moment for STEM, U.S. Must Train More, Better Teachers
5/18/2012 - U.S. News & World Report
Houston, we have a problem. America's well-traveled path of excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math—which put a man on the moon, led the biotechnology revolution, and transformed the way the world connects and communicates—is no longer leading us where we need to go. Education in these fields, known collectively as the STEM subjects, is not adequately preparing today's students to solve our most pressing challenges and extend our rich history of success and global leadership through the 21st century.