U.S. students and teachers continue to experience unequal access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related classes and resources, according to a Horizon Research survey of 1,200 schools and 7,600 teachers.
The survey found K-3 students spend an average of 57 minutes a day on math and 18 minutes on science, compared to 89 minutes dedicated to reading/language arts.
In grades 4-6, students spend an average 63 minutes per day on math and 27 minutes on science.
Just a quarter (26%) of elementary schools were found to offer computer science, versus 38% of middle schools and 53% of high schools.
Moreover, at the high school level, 70% of students have access to computer science, compared to 53% of schools offering instruction in that discipline.
Said Horizon Research president Sean Smith, "What I hope is that with this data we'll have a better sense on how to move forward."
From Education Week
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