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A Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents

 

On the morning of Thursday, December 6th, 2012 CSPC released "A Letter on STEM Education for America's Parents" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to an audience of STEM education professionals, community leaders, and policymakers. The panel discussion was co-chaired by the Honorable Norm STEMpanelAAASAugustine, former Senator Bill Brock and former Governor Roy Romer and moderated by Dr. Shirley Malcom, the Head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS.

The report is the product of more than a year and a half of discussions among CSPC STEM education team members and other experts from within and outside of government. In an effort to acknowledge the central role parents play in their children’s education  – and in some measure to recognize the lack of action in Congress on this issue – the STEM Education Issue Team has addressed this message directly to parents.  The hope is that they will force policymakers to take necessary steps to improve the education system, so that it can better position students to thrive as adults and better position the United States to compete globally.

To read the letter, click here.

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