Students with exceptional gifts in math and science were once honored with badges and noticed as future leaders. But the federal government is turning to a new federal set of policies and techniques in an effort to boost those skills into some semblance of college and career readiness.
The authors of the report on the subject are Sujit Kumar and Kathleen Murray, who write about education for the Wall Street Journal.
Here’s a slightly different angle: Ann Rooney, the president of Montgomery College, wrote the first chapter. She also has opinions.
In part, the push comes from the American Enterprise Institute, which recommended that the Department of Education give more funding to programs that help children in the lowest-income and lowest-performing schools. That group is close to Amanda Ripley, the author of the AEI report, who is a senior fellow at the institute.