Education reform is an important aspect in our world today. Its main goal is to change public education in terms of educational theory and practice, and therefore, enhance it. Education reform focuses on the output of student success and achievement. It creates a higher curriculum efficiency, professional development, and stronger state standards.
Furthermore, education reform needs to be applied more in the United States because a study done by CBS showed that, “on average, only 37% of the curriculum in school is used in everyday life, and that the rest of the information is forgotten and never used” (“Americans Use Just 37 Percent Of Information Learned In School, Survey Finds”). Another separate study that drew from Professor David Perkins, a lifelong teacher, stated that on average, he believed that 90% of what they teach their students will never be used in their lives and they are wasting their time (“Americans Use Just 37 Percent Of Information Learned In School, Survey Finds”). Therefore, subjects that power a sense of innovation and lead to new ideas are needed.
Because of these studies, we need to incorporate a new way of learning and thinking called STEM learning. STEM is a program that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Workers in those fields play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component to helping the U.S. win the future. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators (Perkins). It is a new way of thinking and learning that needs to be more widespread across the U.S. Overall, STEM learning encourages knowledge, adaptation, and teaches problem solving. #RHS
Americans Use Just 37 Percent Of Information Learned In School, Survey Finds. (n.d.). Retrieved January 12, 2021, from https://www.google.com/amp/s/philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/01/26/americans-use-just-37-percent-of-information-learned-in-school-survey-finds/amp/
Professor David Perkins: What’s worth learning? (n.d.). Retrieved January 12, 2021, from https://www.futurelearn.com/info/courses/learning-teaching-university/0/steps/26394