Effort to end science-testing mandate draws STEM group's criticism

02/3/2012 | Education Week

A proposal to remove a mandate that states test students in science at least three times before they graduate high school is drawing criticism from the STEM Education Coalition, which promotes the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math. "In short, we believe that education reforms that are strongly focused on the STEM subjects are reforms that are strongly focused on jobs and economic recovery," the coalition wrote in a letter to legislators. The proposal is part of the latest efforts to revise No Child Left Behind.

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