eric.ed.gov har udgivet:
Business leaders in Illinois cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students’ lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation’s most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Students have made progress in math over the past decade. Yet not enough students–least of all minorities–get the chance to learn challenging content that prepares them for college and careers, and the state faces some of the biggest racial and ethnic achievement gaps in the nation. Students of color are least likely to be in schools that have the resources they need in math and science, and few eighth graders of any race or ethnicity have teachers with an undergraduate major in math or science.