February 25, 2014 12:00 AM

Use STEM education to improve civic literacy

During the past several legislative sessions, there’s been a steady push for more and better education in science, technology, engineering and math – known as the STEM disciplines. The push comes mainly from companies such as Boeing, Microsoft, and biomedical firms who need more educated employees. But there are other, perhaps even more important reasons to support better education in math and science.

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