Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Opportunity Equation

The Opportunity Equation

Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy 

Report of the Carnegie Corporation  of New York–Institute for Advanced  Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education 

The United States must mobilize for excellence in mathematics and science education so that all students— not just a select few, or those fortunate enough to attend certain schools—achieve much higher levels of math and science learning. Over the coming decades, today’s young people will depend on the skills and knowledge developed from learning math and science to analyze problems, imagine solutions, and bring productive new ideas into being. The nation’s capacity to innovate for economic growth and the ability of American workers to thrive in the global economy depend on a broad foundation of math and science learning, as do our hopes for preserving a vibrant democracy and the promise of social mobility for young people that lie at the heart of the American dream. 

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