In “Lessons Drawn from Sputnik 50 Years Later,” Education Week writer Sean Cavanagh looks back at a defining era for math and science education.
But some experts say the more recent quest to increase interest in math and science careers, and raise the rigor of courses in those subjects, is more complex today than it was 50 years ago. Rather than simply competing with the Soviets, it’s about competing with the world.
What lessons do you think Sputnik has for today’s schools?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.