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Op-ed: Leaders need to step up STEM education

The Houston Business Journal – Rich Haut and David Holt

“According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there is a rising consensus that our nation’s future economic competitiveness depends upon strengthening our students’ skills in STEM. Unfortunately, American students rank just 27th in math and 20th in science, the National Math and Science Initiative says…A Pew Research Center report last year revealed that only 29 percent of Americans rated their country’s K-12 education in STEM as above average or the best in the world. Scientists were even more critical: A companion review of members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that just 16 percent labeled America’s K-12 STEM education as the best or above average.”(more)

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