In 2005, the National Academies released a report entitled Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Future. The report describes how improving science and technology research will help the United States sustain its economic viability in the future while industries become increasingly global. One major component of the report is the diminishing quality of K-12 science and math education.
In response to the report, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, TAMEST's founding co-chair, charged TAMEST with creating an Education Steering Committee to conduct an in-depth study to identify those variables negatively affecting K-12 math and science education in Texas, and report back with practical, actionable recommendations.
The Committee's final report, The Next Frontier: World Class Math and Science Education for Texas, was released in December of 2008. To receive a hard copy of the report, contact the TAMEST office.
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