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Five Policy Challenges for STEM Advocates

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Five Policy Challenges for STEM Advocates

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  1. Five Policy Challenges for STEM Advocates James Brown, STEM Ed Coalition, April 9, 2013

  2. The Current Policy Environment

  3. The Federal Budget Outlook

  4. The Most Important Political Issue in 2012

  5. STEM = Jobs

  6. Status of ESEA Reauthorization, Year 1 2 3 4 5 6:

  7. Will Immigration Reform be Next?

  8. STEM Education: Perception vs. Reality

  9. #1: Accountability

  10. Government vs. Private Sector Investments Spending on Education $941 billion $153 billion $1-5 billion Private Sector Investments in STEM Education Federal Fed + State + Local

  11. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it • Federal: Under NCLB math and reading required, but not science. • Waivers have changed the entire game. • Common Core and NGSS have become “surrogates” for accountability • How do we define core subjects and priorities? • How do we define STEM subjects?

  12. #2: 200+ Federal STEM Programs

  13. What is the federal role in STEM? • 200+ federal STEM Programs at 13 different agencies • ~$3 billion in total • Need to get most bang for the taxpayer buck

  14. #3: Recruiting and Retaining Great STEM Educators

  15. “Teacher Quality” and STEM • STEM subjects have a rapid rate of change • STEM professionals make more than STEM teachers • We don’t have good indicators/systems for teacher effectiveness, which makes incentives difficult • STEM Master Teachers Corps is a very hot topic

  16. #4: Building the Right STEM Pipeline

  17. Total Employment in STEM in 2020Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics * Subtotals do not equal 9.2 million due to rounding. Source: Jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections 2010-2020, available at http://www.bls.gov/emp/. STEM is defined here to include non-medical occupations.

  18. Where the STEM Jobs Will BeProjected Annual Growth of Total STEM Job Openings 2010-2020 • * STEM is defined here to include non-medical occupations. • Source: Jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections 2010-2020, available at http://www.bls.gov/emp/.

  19. Where the STEM Jobs Will BeDegrees vs. Jobs Annually Sources: Degree data are calculated from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Science and Engineering Indicators 2012, available at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/appendix.htm. Annual jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections 2010-2020, available at http://www.bls.gov/emp/. STEM is defined here to include non-medical degrees and occupations.

  20. Only 40% of students who enter college as STEM majors finish their degrees

  21. #5: Recruiting More Champions for STEM

  22. Q: “Who has been talking to you about STEM issues?”A: ????????? What we ask at the end of every meeting on Capitol Hill

  23. Thank You!

  24. The STEM Education Coalition An Alliance of More than 500 Business, Professional, and Education Organizations