I agree with you that it is a problem that not many men and woman are going into math and science related careers. I think this is because not many schools offer science or math very often and this is a very serious issue. Another cause may be that some schools dont have skilled and passionate teachers to teach, motivate, and make their students feel confident. Or maybe it is that some schools dont have the right equipment to experiment with, to make learning even more fun. Imagine, Mr. President, learning the difficult, confusing subjects of math and science by just reading out of a textbook. It would'nt really make you want to be a mathematician or scientist when you grow up. -fd
I just wanted to tell you how you can make the city of New York better at Math and Science in the future. Some students get teachers who scream and punish them at Science and Math time. Students will think that these wonderful subjects are not fun. You should fix this. Some students only get Science once or twice in school. And I don't mean every week, I mean for 1 or 2 years! How can there be more Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers if this is happening? -bt
My school has 3 grades and only 2 science teachers. That's a problem. I think each grade should have a science teacher. And we only get Science four times per week, and with all the vacations we have, we don't get enough science. It is already bad enough that I did not get Science in 4th and 5th grades, so I think I need catching up. I only had Science in 4th grade for about a month and that was because we had the science test, and last year in 5th grade it was a privilege to get science. -jj
In his State of the Union speech, George Bush explained how there aren't lots of people in Science and Math professions. How are people going to become science professionals if elementary schools don't offer that many science classes? ... When I was in Elementary school I was only getting science in 2nd grade and 4th grade. We wouldn't have had science in the 4th grade if there hadn't been the test. -lr
You need to ask yourself how much science is being taught in school these days? It's just barely being taught. I'm not talking about [school], but in my elementary school they never taught science; yes I did not receive any science lessons. So how are kids supposed to choose a profession that deals with science and mathematics if they did not get the foundation early in life in elementary school? That should be the foundation for everything we will learn and be in life. If students do not get the basics, it will be like a person who speaks English and tries to speak a language he or she has never heard of. -ln
Letters written after reading and discussing an excerpt from the State of the Union address, an article about the gender gap in science & math, and an article about the race gap in math & science.