No IT Education: STEM
STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, which very
much includes IT; in fact, it dominates STEM these days. STEM
is supposedly a movement to get children, boys and girls,
interested in these subjects so they will study them in school
(through college) and go into careers with them, since it is
obvious even to the STEM/IT incompetent that STEM/IT
incompetence is making the U.S. a second-rate nation, hurting
our quality of life.
"Supposedly" because STEM is really a movement to get
to study these subjects and go into these careers
in order to "empower" them, whether they are interested or
not. Actually, it is really to empower the women leaders of
the STEM movement (who brand all those opposed as "sexists").
The STEM movement has actually done little to get girls
interested in STEM/IT subjects.
Girls and women are inherently more interested in dealing with
living things, which STEM/IT mostly isn't. When they do go
into science it is overwhelmingly into life sciences like
been at universities
since I first went to MIT so I know
this for a fact from observation). And/or they end up in
professions like nursing (doctors don't spend a lot of time
A STEM/IT education is long hard work and requires a lasting
interest, a real passion, to survive it. I know from experience
There are and always will be fewer girls and women (but not
none) able and interested in STEM/IT but that is inherent. I
have a former scientist wife, essentially forced into her
field due to her mathematical abilities, who is actively
opposed to the STEM movement and a young daughter who confirms
the aforementioned observations every day.
The STEM/IT movement is led by STEM/IT incompetent women (men
are typically guilted into it and participate half-heartedly)
who are only trying to improve and/or justify their own jobs.
For example, Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of IT
services to the U.S. Government, particularly defense and
intelligence, like the National Security Agency
is the "CIO" of Booz. She only has a BS in
management. She spends most of her time "advocating for women
in STEM careers" to justify her job.
The STEM movement is inherently a failure and millions have
been wasted on it. Millions more will be as they are
insidiously diverted. STEM was updated by Congress to STEAM,
which is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, so that
unprofitable art programs could get funding. Soon it may be
updated to STEAMEE, which is STEAM + Every unprofitable
subject that wants on to the STEAM gravy train, like
Thus, STEM is not an IT education.
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