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April 3, 2024

Should there be more emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education, or should there be a balanced focus on the arts and humanities as well?




Total votes: 6

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  1. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    While I do think it’s important to offer a wide range of course in our education system, we also need to recognize how important STEM is in our world. These jobs are some of the most in-demand. This …Read MoreWhile I do think it’s important to offer a wide range of course in our education system, we also need to recognize how important STEM is in our world. These jobs are some of the most in-demand. This type of education will result in a more innovative and forward-thinking workforce. To remain competitive against other countries, we need to ensure that companies are able to fill some of the most important jobs, which tend to be STEM related. Read Less

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  2. GraciousElephant5
    104

    Without a doubt, there should be a balanced focus on both. While many tend to weigh STEM higher than humanities and arts, they are both equally essential for society.

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  3. HappyDuck
    61

    There needs to be a balance, all education is important and needed in our society. This would also be unfair to those who enjoy the arts over STEM.

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  4. FearlessHusky1
    122

    I think both need to be promoted, specially at public schools. Students should be given the chance to explore both without thinking that one option is more valid that the other. By promoting both, …Read MoreI think both need to be promoted, specially at public schools. Students should be given the chance to explore both without thinking that one option is more valid that the other. By promoting both, students are better able to find their own path. To some students, STEM, art or literary workshops/activities are a way to escape reality for a bit, as they find a positive outlet for whatever they are going through. This is specially important for schools in vulnerable areas. There are many projects and organizations whose focus is to promote either one or the other, but often times they are under-funded, sadly 😢. Read Less

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  5. CuriousPanda2
    97.5

    Education that focuses on the arts and humanities is equally as important as one that relates to STEM subjects. Of course, STEM is extremely useful, but the arts and humanities offer unique critical …Read MoreEducation that focuses on the arts and humanities is equally as important as one that relates to STEM subjects. Of course, STEM is extremely useful, but the arts and humanities offer unique critical thinking and analysis capabilities that may not otherwise be fostered. There are so many different perspectives needed for a society to function smoothly and efficiently, so one form of education should not be prioritized over another. I have already witnessed such a large emphasis on STEM majors/careers (in large part because I attended an engineering school) that minimizes the importance of skillsets learned in the liberal arts. Limited productivity will come from such a mindset, and individuals need to be enabled follow their passions and apply their distinctly learned skills to whichever job they choose. This, in turn, creates a well-balances community. Read Less

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  6. Ruba Al-baddawi
    90

    As someone who graduated with a major in the field of humanities, I strongly realized how much society needs to focus on this field more and how much knowledge and ethical aspects cannot be obtained …Read MoreAs someone who graduated with a major in the field of humanities, I strongly realized how much society needs to focus on this field more and how much knowledge and ethical aspects cannot be obtained from STEM. Read Less

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