Blending High School and Higher Education for STEM
The White House recently proposed a “master teacher” program that would reward those who excel at teaching STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and math—and can show their peers how to do the same.
In a related effort, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a new, far-reaching blueprint for career and technical education earlier this summer. Addressing how such learning is structured and funded, that plan proposes to reward schools that directly link their curricula to labor-market data, engage business and higher education meaningfully, and focus on innovative models.
The proposed initiatives are complementary, as the United States needs both innovative change and great educators. If we don’t improve teacher quality and restructure education,...
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