I just received a survey and it asked the question: Which subject do you think todays students need the most improvement? The only options were the STEM subjects.
Yeah I think we are weak on a international scale ... however, I also think we are completely failing in government, history, and economics even worse in the USA.
We have begin to eliminate electives and some core classes in response to the governments unfunded requirements for 4 years of math, science, and English.
Also with mass obesity issues should we re-look physical education and home economics to teach a better / healthier lifestyle? How about the elimination of the ARTS is that good? Elimination of the manual trades classes (electives)?
Finding and correcting problems in education is one thing but I am not sure that this total change in direction is a good thing?
Is there to much government in education? Should it be a matter for the States? The local districts?
I addressed USA issues .... a view on what works elsewhere is welcome.
Suggestions, recommendations, thoughts .....