The 74 features a piece by Talia Milgrom-Elcott, 100Kin10 Co-Founder and Executive Director, and Blair Blackwell, Manager of Education and Corporate Programs at Chevron, on the need for 1 million more college graduates with STEM training than we’re on track to produce and why K-12 STEM education is the best long-term commitment we can make to prepare our country for the changes to come.
“To prepare future workforce generations for the changes that await them, we must invest in people’s fundamental skills, starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school and beyond. For success in a 21st century economy, K-12 teachers must be teaching students STEM skills and how to apply them to think carefully, creatively, and critically.
That is why we are both invested in a collaborative national effort to recruit and train 100,000 excellent K-12 STEM teachers by 2021: because strengthening K-12 STEM education is the best long-term commitment we can make to prepare our country for the changes to come. The effort, called 100Kin10, is driven by a diverse coalition of best-in-class organizations and businesses including the New York City Department of Education, the American Federation of Teachers, Google, Chevron, and the UTeach Institute, along with nearly 300 others — all of whom recognize the urgency of this moment and have a stake in America’s continued competitiveness on the global stage.”
Read the full piece here.