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STEM In Early Education

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During President Obama’s speed regarding the need for getting students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), he stated that “American 5 year olds rank 21st in science and 25th in math compared to their peers around the world” (The White House, 2009). This is woefully behind the curve for American students and something that must be addressed in order to move forward and compete in the 21st century and beyond.

STEM is something that needs to b brought to the forefront in early education in order to be a viable initiative and when doing so, early on, it becomes sustainable. If it is not focused on we lost the ability to bring the initiative to the forefront and is not a sustainable initiative. Without a feasible and
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