EDITORIAL

An Education That Inspires

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Science  22 Oct 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6003, pp. 427
DOI: 10.1126/science.1199138

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Summary

Why is it that children, who enter school at age 5 filled with excitement and wonder about the world, often become bored with education before their teenage years? How might the United States produce a more engaging education system, one that allows a child with a specific fascination to explore that interest in depth as an integral part of his or her early education? Here I sketch a possible plan based on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) awards that would be largely earned through student activities outside of school.