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Globally, U.S. students rank 17th in literacy, 21st in science, and 26th in math. Today’s K–12 education system is complex, and that complexity often leads to students underprepared for the career ahead of them. Our participation in this national conversation involves promoting programs and policies that work to close academic achievement gaps, supporting effective teachers, and providing the education community with the resources and tools necessary to address the education challenges of today and tomorrow.
While today’s teens are surrounded by technology, there is a major shortage of students pursuing academic and career paths in STEM related fields. In fact, data demonstrates that U.S. students are falling behind their global peers when it comes to both the technical skills they are developing and their likelihood to pursue a career in STEM. The industries that will power our economy require a workforce skilled in STEM disciplines.
If the U.S. is to be a leader in the STEM fields, it must produce approximately one million more workers in those fields over the next decade.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation partners with EverFi, an education technology company that brings critical skills to students across the United States and Canada, to carry out the STEM Scholars program. This program allows the teacher to choose the appropriate curriculum to bring advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to middle and high schools at no cost to the schools. Learn more about STEM Scholars.