Why the Gulf oil spill highlights the need to support science teaching

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is shining a spotlight on the relevance of science and math education for today's students, writes Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation, in this commentary. Science teachers across the country -- including Siemens award winner Jeff Johnson, who teaches Advanced Placement physics -- are finding innovative ways to do more with less, but should be supported by public and private entities in their efforts to engage students in solving current and future challenges, Harper-Taylor writes.

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