Americans recognize the profound need to focus on science education. Actually, 97% of voters believe that, “improving the quality of science education is important to the United States’ ability to compete globally.” (Something we can ALL agree on!) Early science education is crucial not only to understanding the world around us, but also to create a foundation for those who pursue college science and engineering degrees. After all, these graduates supply the U.S. workforce, supporting our economy and leading to innovation.
In Part 1 of our State of Science Literacy series, we discussed that the U.S. has disappointingly average science scores in public secondary (grades 6-12) schools compared with other developed nations. In this article, we’ll discuss the significance of low science literacy in the U.S. Read more