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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Advancing Equity through More and Better STEM Learning

"Advancing Equity through More and Better STEM Learning" examines the vast and pervasive inequality in opportunity for low-income students, women, and students of color to study and earn degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The report also makes a series of recommendations to make STEM education more accessible to provide these students with proven pathways for obtaining good jobs and a higher standard of living. Failing to improve STEM opportunities will leave the United States unable to prepare enough young people with the skills necessary for these important jobs.

Full Report With Footnotes (PDF)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter I: A Broken System

Chapter II: A Segregated Majority

Chapter III: It's the Economy, Students

Chapter IV: A National Security Threat

Chapter V: The Difficulty of Coming From Behind

Chapter VI: An Opportunity Gap or No Opportunity?

Chapter VII: Low Expectations, Lower Quality

Chapter VIII: Bugs in Computer Science Education

Chapter IX: Odd Woman Out

Chapter X: Model Programs and Promising Practices

Chapter XI: Fixing Systems, Not Students

Conclusion and Recommendations

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