Americans Critical of Stem Education Quality - Tech Learning

Americans Critical of Stem Education Quality

Author:
Publish date:
TL_03_18_web-29

A new Pew Research report reveals the majority of Americans believe US K–12 STEM education is average or below average compared to other developed countries.

43% US is average compared to other countries
30% US is below average
25% US is above average

Perception of higher ed STEM quality slightly better

35% US is at least above average for undergraduate STEM education
38% US is at least above average for graduate STEM education

When Americans reflect on their own K–12 STEM education

75% Liked their K–12 science classes
46% Of those who disliked science thought their STEM classes were difficult
36% Of those who disliked science found it difficult to see the usefulness of their STEM classes

Featured

Related

Full STEM Ahead promo image

Full STEM Ahead

The US Department of Education has provided data to show the increase in STEM related jobs by 2020 and said that "Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career."

Critically Thinking about our Thinking

We live in a time when it's never been simultaneously more easy and more difficult to practice critical thinking.  There are certainly the voices who say the internet and the sheer amount of information now available to us might be