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STEM Education: Is It Really Worth It?

Lots of doubt has plagued STEM education despite the hype surrounding this education model. It goes without saying that it is important to do the needed research before deciding on which educational path your child should take. Discussed in the article here are insights why STEM education isn’t worth all the hype.

Top on the list is the fact that this approach is nothing short of subjective. Your kid will only be interested in this should they have a soft spot for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. If these are subjects that make your young one run like a bat straight from hell, it is probably not the best option. We all know that some students perform excellently in other subjects and thus putting them into the STEM system will only be limiting their potential.

Among the biggest drawbacks that come with this approach is the lack of proper guidelines on what a learner needs to know. Don’t be shocked to learn of how the curriculum will differ if you were to compare what is being offered in the different schools. This means that the STEM model isn’t the best in preparing students for college now that they will have acquired an education that is not consistent.

It is along the same lines that there lacks proper teacher certification. This means that you are never sure whether what your kid is being taught is really worth it. Times we are living in are laced with cutthroat competition and it would be good to channel every minute into imparting an education that will be beneficial in days to come. This is something that you cannot be sure about considering this is a program that lacks national standards.

Another issue with this approach is that it starts at middle school and professionals think of this as rather too late to make an impact. If a student is to develop an interest in this, the culture needs to be inculcated when still in elementary school. This is the best time as it makes sure the student learns of the basics needed to understand more complex ideas. Beginning this while at middle school is tantamount to introducing new ideologies to a student that had already decided on what they would want to pursue in the education world.

What is more, students that do not perform as expected will in most cases get left out. Considering that this is the perfect model for breeding a learning mode leaning towards elitism, children that are yet to get the rhythm right will be left in a trail of dust by those that have already found their way out of the rut. According to experts, STEM never seems to help students that don’t perform well yet all that is probably needed is a little push to excel.