STEM Education Coalition Statement on Student Success Act

To All House Offices:

The STEM Education Coalition has issued the following statement on House consideration of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5):

“STEM education is closely linked with our nation’s prosperity in the modern global economy and our nation’s future depends on elevating STEM education as a national priority through education reforms, policies to drive innovation, and federal and state spending priorities.  The Student Success Act lacks a strong STEM education focus and would eliminate the Math and Science Partnership program at the Department of Education, the sole program at the Department focused exclusively on teacher professional development in STEM subjects.  Further, it does not establish any significant linkage between teacher quality initiatives and workforce needs and does not promote high-quality standards in STEM subjects that are aligned with the knowledge and skills needed to be college and career ready.  Our Coalition cannot support the Student Success Act.

Why is STEM Education a National Priority? 

Further facts and statistics outlining the case for STEM education, good jobs, and U.S. competitiveness.


-James and Jodi

James Brown
Executive Director
STEM Education Coalition
(202) 400-2192

Jodi Peterson
Chair, STEM Education Coalition
Assistant Executive Director, Legislative and Public Affairs
National Science Teachers Association
(703) 312-9214

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