The Real, or Imagined Problem with STEM Education in America

STEM-logoI found this Washington Post article in my LinkedIn news feed today and giggled at it a bit.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the author was a creationist (slaps hand hard..ok, stop that…)

Those who follow this blog know how I feel about science education.  I feel its as important as having liberal arts education.  Perhaps, the “scare” people are sensing has to do with the notion that one can’t exist without the other.  Any teacher in America (or anywhere else for that matter) will tell you they work quite nicely together.  

We DO need scientific and technological literacy programs in America.  We DO need liberal arts programs also.  There is a way to fit them together in the classroom.  Pretending there isn’t is just… misinformed.

Click the link below and consider the article, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Why America’s Obsession with STEM Education is Dangerous