From the New York Times: Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?

December 13th, 2013

A recent editorial in the NY Times points out what many educators, parents and employers often observe:  “ American students are bored by math science and engineering.”

Two of the Times’ Editorial Board’s recommendations for addressing this crisis are focused on career and technical education:

  • A more flexible curriculum, including the right mix of career and technical education.  Students at NJ’s county vocational-technical schools use real-world applications of math, science, technology and engineering in their career programs every day
  • Experience in the Real World, including schools that link STEM courses to potential employers and careers.  Employers help drive the curriculum at county vocational-technical schools, and work-based learning experiences enable students to see the importance of STEM and literacy skills in their future careers.

Read the NY Times Editorial

 

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