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History Provides a Baseline for STEM

The public education system in the United States has been focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) for a number of years now, with humanities subjects like history and art taking a back seat or being cut altogether. Ostensibly, we are doing this because the STEM fields need employees. While I’ve never agreed that our public education system is about serving as a training ground solely for the purpose of capitalistic endeavors, even employers…

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