The UTeach Program is Fighting to Improve STEM Education in Our Communities

Buried in this article are statistics that should be brought to the attention of all NSBE members. In recent years, a nationwide problem with retaining effective teachers has surfaced, due to what’s known as the “revolving door” effect. Teachers often leave the profession within five years — before they’ve had the time to gain experience. Nationally, 65 percent of teachers are still in schools five years after starting, according to NMSI. But that high turnover rate is particularly harmful for students in disadvantaged schools, which Read More +

The Demographic and Economic Tides Are Changing

If demographic trends continue, minorities will make up a majority of the US population by 2040. The demographic change will usher in a change way business will be conducted.  Currently, large companies have little economic incentive to develop products that address issues that minorities uniquely face because the buying power of White Americans significantly outweighs the combined buying power of all other groups.  By 2040, the relative buying power of minorities will be so great that it will no longer be in the best interest Read More +