While many focus on making elementary school children more competitive or focus alone on an increase in STEM education, there is increasing evidence that higher education institution need to be held to higher standard in producing students who have the ability to write, do math, and do logic.
Education & Training
Why the Current STEM Education Reform Strategy Won’t Work
In an article for the National Academy's Issues in Science and Technology, Rob Atkinson argued that much of what passes for accepted wisdom for STEM reform (science, technology, engineering and math education) is misguided and that we need a new approach. Advocates of what can be called the "Some STEM for All" framework want an approach focused largely on expanding and improving K-12 STEM education for all American students. Many of the dominant policy solutions being proposed, such as increased teacher pay and campaigns to get students interested in science, reflect this framing. In contrast, Atkinson argues for a new approach grounded in a "Some STEM for All" approach focused in part on providing high quality STEM education for students especially interested in and focused on STEM.