Via @EdWeek: “The president called for an $80 million competition to support STEM teacher preparation programs and a $60 million fund to improve mathematics education, among other ideas.” This is sorely needed, as are subject specialists at the elementary level. But how will we attract the best & brightest STEM achievers to the teaching profession when we treat all teachers poorly?
Obama Unveils STEM Ed. Plans at White House Science Fair
One item on the president’s agenda is an $80 million proposal for a new federal competition to support “effective STEM teacher preparation programs,” according to a White House press release.