Stokes sees the sense of STEM

NSW education minister Rob Stokes responded yesterday to the federal government’s push for more qualified STEM teachers in schools, with the Daily Telegraph reporting his plan for teachers taking science and maths classes to have extensively studied their subjects at university. Commendable focus from a minister who in March warned the focus on STEM, “places academic disciplines into silos – pitting the sciences against the arts in a self-defeating zero-sum game of intellectual snobbery,” (CMM March 26)


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