For the uninitiated, STEM, means Science, Technology, Engineering,and Mathematics with a strong national push for properly educating many more US students to be competitive in these areas and, of necessity, the teachers to meet that need.

Focus on the essential mathematics, careful reading, and science courses?  How simplistic; that's what Legos are for.  Crossfile under, "some things that are impossible to make up" and "some things that are impossible to parody".

http://www.oregonlive.com/north-of-26/index.ssf/2012/09/forest_heights_eighth-grader_p.html

Wayne
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