NYS STEM Incentive Program Deadline 8/15/14 Ironic Since CC Does Not Add Up to STEM Success

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The NYS STEM Incentive Scholarship Program is accepting applications until August 15, 2014.

http://www.hesc.ny.gov/content.nsf/SFC/NYS_Science_Technology_Engineering_and_Mathematics_STEM_Incentive_Program

That said, this article shows that CC does not add up to STEM success speaks volumes about the fact that CC greatly undermines STEM success putting students in a most untenable position in so far as “STEM” college and career readiness is concerned.

Here is WSJ piece:http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304020704579278060483138096

If you cant read it there, see the same article here:http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_24743742/common-core-fails-prepare-students-stem

Here is a video exchange of Stotsky and Zimba – re: deficits of CC in re: STEM college and career readiness to augment the article and also relevant to the scholarship discussed above.

http://youtu.be/eJZY4mh2rt8

The speaker is Jason Zimba, one of the three drafters of the Common Core math standards. The questioner is Dr. Sandra Stotsky. This exchange took place at a meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on March 23, 2010. As you will hear, Dr. Zimba admits not only that the CC math standards aren’t designed to prepare students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) studies, but also that they’re not designed to get a student into any selective college, even in a non-STEM discipline. This is the idea that Stotsky has been trying to convey to be true, despite the hype about purported raised bar of Core, and she sets that forth in the WSJ article articulately.

Here is Stotsky and Milgram’s White paper linked to the Pioneer Policy Inst. Research blog on which that WSJ piece is based:

http://pioneerinstitute.org/news/lowering-the-bar-how-common-core-math-fails-to-prepare-students-for-stem/

Perhaps Gov Cuomo missed the memo.
https://www.governor.ny.gov/press/05062014-scholarship-stem-careers

 
 
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