by Jo Boaler, Professor, Stanford University; CEO, youcubed  

All students can achieve in mathematics at high levels. If we can bring about changes in mathematics teaching, many more students will enjoy mathematics, achieve at high levels, take more advanced mathematics classes and develop the quantitative literacy they need to become effective citizens in the 21st century.

by Carol O’Donnell, Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center

A prerequisite for success in today’s economy is a high quality education, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Not only must students master the basics, they must become critical thinkers, problem identifiers and problem solvers. Whether we are considering population growth, the telecom industry, or global market economies, our changing world is STEM-dependent.