A Letter on STEM Education to America’s Parents

In December 2012, CSPC released A Letter on STEM Education for America's Parents at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to an audience of STEM education professionals, community leaders, and policymakers. The project was co-chaired by former Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, former Senator Bill Brock and former Governor Roy Romer.  The report was the product of more than a year and a half of discussions among CSPC STEM education team members and other experts from within and outside of government. In an effort to acknowledge the central role parents play in their children’s education—and in some measure to recognize the lack of action in Congress on this issue—the STEM Education Issue Team addressed this message directly to parents.