What's Your "Why" Dear Teacher?

Have you heard about the state of STEM education in the United States?

If not, here are some disturbing statistics:

  • only 16% of American high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in a science career,
  • only 33% of teachers who teach STEM subjects have a STEM degree,
  • and the U.S. ranks 25th in math and 17th in science out of 31 countries.

In addition, 25 years ago, the U.S. was ranked first in graduation rate, but today, we are ranked 17th.

These alarming numbers highlight the need for change in the STEM field.

That's where you and I come in.

It's important for us to consider our motivations for serving in this field and to take action to improve STEM education.

To that end, I wanted to share a video from a recent conference where I addressed this concern with a room full of STEM educators.

I encourage you to consider the big question I ask them.

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