Education

STEM and Presidential Politics

By Katie Ash — September 18, 2008 1 min read

STEM is a hot topic in education, but a new survey by the Bayer Corporation actually calls for more attention about it from both U.S. Presidential candidates.

The study surveyed 100 Fortune 1000 executives and found that 95 percent thought the U.S. was in danger of losing its global position because of a lack of students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also collectively known as STEM. Fifty-five percent reported already feeling that shortage, says the press release. Almost all the executives surveyed (98 percent) felt that improving STEM education should be a major priority for both Presidential candidates.

For more information about STEM education, check out this year’s Technology Counts report, which focused specifically on improving STEM education in U.S. schools. Also, to see what the candidates are saying about education in this election, head over to the Campaign K-12 blog.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.