Have you heard anything about the United States’ $5 billion “Race to the Top” initiative? Basically, it’s our country’s attempt to encourage each state to improve the quality and number of its math and science teachers. Embedded in this $5 billion initiative are some important factors that make math and science teachers recession proof for years to come:
◆ States are encouraged to implement alternative routes into math and science teaching professions.
◆ States are expected to upgrade math and science teacher training programs and then reward and promote the most effective teachers.
◆ New science labs will be constructed and old ones will be renovated to create state-of-the-art research facilities.
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