U.S lag in science, math a disaster in the making

By William J. Bennett, CNN Contributor
updated 10:02 AM EST, Thu February 9, 2012
 
(CNN) -- Almost everyone, from educators to government officials to industry experts, laments the lackluster abilities and performance of our nations' students in science, technology, engineering and math (know as STEM education).
Two indicators are particularly worrisome, especially as this country experiences greater global competition and high unemployment. American students score 23rd in math and 31st in science when compared with 65 other top industrial countries.
 
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