Expanding the Power of STEM to All Students

Working to ensure the success of individuals from under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is not just the right thing to do. It’s also essential to the competitiveness of our country, and to the ability of the entire planet to find creative solutions to the daunting challenges we face.

As I explore in my most recent article for NYSUT United Magazine, STEM fields are expected to add 2.7 million jobs by 2018, far outpacing the rest of the economy.

The country needs an “all hands on deck” approach to filling its STEM jobs, something President Obama has recognized in speeches and backed up with Race to the Top funding to states like New York, which received the money in part because of its commitment to STEM education.

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