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STEM Education Has Little to Do With Flowers

October 5, 2010View for printing

If you want to talk about bolstering science and math education in this country, I’ll gladly break out my virtual pompoms and go rah. Who wouldn’t? Our nation’s economy, global allure and future tense all depend on the strength of its scientific spine.

But mention the odious and increasingly pervasive term “STEM education,” and instead of cheerleading gear, I reach for my ... pistil. In my disgruntlement, I am not alone.

By NATALIE ANGIER

Full Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/sc ... ml?_r=1&hpw
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