Between 60-80%*60-80 * 85% of those entering the workforce are women, and/or people of color- this is the largest portion of those entering the workforce. A large number of careers will already be eliminated from the options of most women and people of color. The competitive edge of the country depends on drawing in traditionally underrepresented groups in science and math-based fields.
Interventions that work to increase girls interest in STEM run the risk of turning off the boys TRUE FALSE
Both True and False; girls perform the same or better in math and science until age 13.* * By high school, only one in seven girls say they are “good in math” though one in four boys believe that they are “good in math.” This is different from performance levels in Russia and Asia where girls continue to do well in math into upper grades.
Nicely Done! To learn about how you can make a positive difference to change these statistics please contact Jaclyn Pagnotta at Jpagnotta@primetimepbc.org to see how you can get involved with Prime Time’s STE(A)M initiative. Jpagnotta@primetimepbc.org
Startling facts Information comes from: Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics American Association for the Advancement of Science Bureau of Labor Statistics Educational Testing service EQUALS National Academy of Sciences National Education Association National Urban Coalition U.S. Census Bureau