Deputy Superintendent Featured in Authority Digital Magazine

“5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve The US Educational System” with Eray Idil
Posted on 01/27/2020
Eray Idil"Engaging girls and women in STEM subjects will bring equity and increase creativity and leadership across the workforce. There is a significant gender gap in STEM subjects and professions, and as a society, we have to change that. We have to close the gap; engaging girls in STEM from a young age is the way the U.S. education system can play their part. STEM fields help solve some of the most difficult problems nationally and globally. Scientists, engineers, technologists, and mathematicians in all facets of design and implement many of the materials, tools, and products we use on a daily basis. If women aren’t represented to the same degree as men in STEM fields, needs specific to half of the population will be overlooked. HuffPost used the example of a seat belt to illustrate this point. When it was first invented, the seat belt was modeled solely based on the physical attributes of men. As a result, several women and children died when it as introduced as a safety feature because their physicality hadn’t been considered. With a more diverse workforce, products, services, and solutions will be more efficiently designed and representative of all users because the direction of scientific inquiry will inherently be guided by a more broad, complete array of experiences."

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