The media (social and otherwise) has been buzzing lately about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to our collective future — and, as a consequence, about the importance of teaching them to our kids.
For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. will create 1.4 million jobs in computer science related fields by 2020. Obama’s 2009 Educate to Innovate initiative hopes to move American students from the middle to the top of the world pack in science and math over the next decade.
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