STEM EDUCATION IS NEEDED – NOT CRT
What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education which includes Computer Science.
In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever that our nation’s youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering, and math, including computer science-disciplines collectively known as STEM/CS. If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers can understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students’ skills, content knowledge, and literacy in STEM fields is essential. We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments. A child’s zip code should not determine their STEM literacy and educational options.
Left abandoned STEM Education for WOKEISM
In the last 10 years we have seen a shift from the infancies on STEM based curriculum in schools to putting special focus on Social Engineering. Pushing Critical Race Theory, sexually perverted agenda starting at the Pre-School and Kindergarteners.
We have seen in Montgomery County Public Schools a shift towards workerism. Everything from reducing or eliminating critical thinking portions of the Math Science Magnet exams. We see leftists all over the country call out everything racists from Math and Science to hard work.
Why we need STEM
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education puts an emphasis on preparing future generations to be successful in their careers. The skills gained from STEM education extend beyond those needed to be successful in STEM fields, preparing children with varied interests who move into any industry to have valuable skill sets that allow them to be successful.
21st-century skills include media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility and initiative. Other skills attained through STEM education include problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more. Regardless of the future career path considered by these children, these skill sets go a long way to preparing them to be innovative.
The ability to think critically and challenge standards is the basis of innovation. According to the Equality of Opportunity Project (EOP), innovation is a critical component of economic growth. Innovative thinkers are the movers and shakers that have the potential to change the world. Check out the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Inductees, some of the top innovators and inventors in U.S. history, who have made our world the place it is today.