America’s students are falling behind in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and it’s happening at the worst time possible…
We need the skills of innovators, but many of the students who would-be STEM majors just aren’t making it. Minorities, low-income students, and women have been left behind in STEM education and careers, and these stats take a look at the serious problem we’re facing in US education.
1. Minorities often don’t complete STEM disciplines: Although students begin STEM degrees, they don’t always finish them. Nearly 70% of white students will complete the bachelor’s degree they started in a STEM discipline, but only 42% of African Americans and 49% of Hispanics will complete the same degree.
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