STEM, for those that don’t know, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. What it should stand for is, “Students That Earn Money.” That’s because in the coming years more and more job opportunities are going to start popping up in STEM related fields. The question is, are American students prepared?
This acronym often rears its head in conversations about how the American education system is lackluster in all four of these categories. Let’s face it, students aren’t being taught any of those subjects to the degree that they should. In fact, STEM education is so bad in America that we rated 25th out of 30 in an international assessment of high schoolers’ performance in math. Here is a FANTASTIC infographic from Microsoft documenting how terrible STEM education is in America.
Thank you to Mashable for publishing this infographic, and thank you to Microsoft for providing this infographic and recognizing the need for American students to start learning these desperately needed skills.