Monday, February 17, 2014

Why We Don't Produce Enough STEM Majors . . .

Study Finds That One In Four Americans Don’t Understand This Basic Scientific Fact About the Earth
More than a quarter of Americans incorrectly believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth, according to a new study by the National Science Foundation.
Students are not going into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math studies in college because they lack even the basic knowledge to understand the world around them, much less than succeed in advanced studies.

Let's cut back on the group activities and student's "constructing their own knowledge" and get back to direct instruction of the knowledge they need.


Silence Dogood said...

Your right ! 5 out of 4 kids have problems with fractions lol
Please don't ask to raise school taxes because it is for the children. Most of the budget is for salaries and benefits. 5 to 6 hrs a day just doesn't cut it for educational needs in today world. We are in big trouble with our educational system
Last week the OD wrote two stories side by side. First not enough qualified people for 200 manufacturing jobs. The second one local teacher salaries not on par with the state. Please dont give raises for poor results

Anonymous said...

How much does UCSD pay every year to rent the district headquarters? What is the total cost for that building including rent, taxes, building upkeep, utilities , etc? why won't the district tell us thpse true costs?