Question on the Street
What's the most important subject to study in school?
July 8, 2021
By Clint Confehr
Maybe you've heard the buzz word STEM - the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics - the 21st Century version of the three R's.
There's a debate over whether emphasizing STEM subjects leads students to so-called blue-collar jobs. Then there are folks who built this country wearing a shirt with their name over a pocket.
The National Science Foundation says STEM should include social sciences like economics, the dismal science, and psychology.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security advocates biology, chemistry, and statistics instead of the arts...