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Published: Thursday, May 15 2014 7:30 p.m. MDT

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Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

STEM is the flavor-of-the-month campaign for educators.
We have been lagging in these subjects for decades. Programs have come and gone without moving the needle.
STEM is a catchy acronym that will make it easy to discuss with the Chamber of Commerce and politicians.
And it's great news for people who sell t-shirts and water bottles...and consultants...and grant writers.
In the end it is destined to be Much Ado About Nothing. A decade down the road a new campaign will come along telling us that STEM was all wrong and we need to extract more money from government for STEM 2.

PLM
Kaysville, UT

Sorry, no support here until they make it STEAM by adding the arts. Not all students' brains are wired for mathematical and scientific eduction exclusively.

K.Call
Moab, UT

Do Utah's policy makers understand what Common/Utah Core is doing to STEM subjects? Get Utah out of Common Core, go back to traditional education, and our kids will be prepared for anything.

prelax
Murray, UT

America already produces three stem graduates for each new stem job each year. We don't need more stem workers, we need more stem job creation.

Another alternative would be to eliminate the 300k stem visas each year (good for up to six years 300,000 x 6 = 1.8 million jobs) and 870k NAFTA visa jobs that are mostly in the stem field. We have the labor, we need more jobs.

$20 million wasted creating labor in an already flooded market?.

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