December 16, 2013 AT 3:00 pm

Legislation announced to enhance ‘STEM’ in United States

Gillibrand

WBNG reports that Senator Gillibrand and Senator Joe Kennedy announced their proposal for new STEM legislation:

The senator, along with Congressman Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts, said their proposal would supply grants for classrooms teaching those subjects.

Gillibrand added that the goal of the legislation is to be more of a competitor on the world stage and put more woman, minorities and people who are poor into what she called the STEM Pipeline

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2 Comments

  1. I wish they weren’t looking to tie this to race, gender or income: EVERY kid deserves access to these programs. And if it is tied to classrooms, where does that leave homeschooled kids?

    This looks like another case of a good idea meets pandering politician.

  2. I know that on the surface this should be seen as a positive move in education especially by those of us involved in STEM professions. My contention is that the reason that education is in the state it is in is due to the fact that these “top down” programs completely leave the student out of the education process. We have the opportunity to completely re-design the institutions of education. I don’t see these programs doing this.

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