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Idaho Students Avoid Math, Science

Idaho students say they want to be doctors, biologists and nurses. But they shy away from studying math and science. Their parents, often uncertain about their own math and science abilities, may not be providing enough support for students mulling careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Moreover, even if students and parents are intrigued by what is termed STEM education, many don’t know how to negotiate the financial forms that can get students money for college. Idaho’s troubling scenario for producing more technology-savvy students ready to staff science and math jobs comes from three years of research at the University of Idaho looking at the state’s view of science and math education/Bill Roberts, Idaho Statesman. More here.

DFO: My late father-in-law taught math and science in high school. I was mediocre or worse at both subjects. My son is a whiz on both subjects. How about you?

Question: Were you good in math and/or science?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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