The second of three topics that occupied my thoughts these last few months was the question, where stands STEM education in K-12?
After spending several days trying to put my thoughts into words, I had to give up. There’s no way to engage in this topic without finding oneself drawn into the politics of K-12 education. And the last thing I want is for politics to show up in my blog. So, I’ve abandoned any attempt at a discussion of the subject.
The only aspect of my thoughts, that I think I can express without getting drawn into a political discussion, is to note that the robotics/technology side of STEM education would be far better served if it were taught within a traditional shop class format. But, the traditional shop class is now inextricably associated with the older practice of tracking; a practice which has become much maligned within today’s educational communities.
So I’ll just put the question out there and move on to other things.