Miss USA made a statement that “95% of youngsters lose interest in STEM if they are not introduced to it by the age of five.”
At this year’s State of the Union, a Republican congressman from North Carolina and Miss USA teamed together to advocate for STEM education. This story aired first on FOX.
Former Miss USA Morgan Romano and North Carolina Republican Rep. David Rouzer talked to Fox News Digital before Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.
Romano and Rouzer stressed the significance of STEM education, stating the subject field is one of the first on the cutting block for budget cuts.
Romano, a chemical engineer, has observed that “funding for STEM education is one of the first things eliminated from a school budget.” For the record, “I do not believe that at all.”
Without early exposure, 95% of children lose interest in STEM fields; thus, I believe we must keep STEM education in public schools.
I think it’s fantastic that Morgan has made this a focal point of her work,” said Rouzer. “Everywhere I visit throughout my district, across the state, across the country, the number one concern companies have is quality of labor and not [being] able to recruit enough people.”
Additionally, according to Rouzer, the current staff “does not have the skill sets that we require.”
According to Rouzer, “you had to have innovation if you’re going to generate employment if you’re going to expand the economy, and if we’re going to stay a dominating force in the globe,” therefore STEM education is crucial for the country’s future.
In his continuation, the lawmaker emphasized the need for a STEM education. So, “I am delighted and proud of her for utilizing this as a significant platform and area of emphasis as she traverses the country.”
Romano expressed her desire for President Biden to “address education and where we stand now” in his talk on Tuesday by saying this.
Romano has stated, “I am quite enthusiastic about STEM education, particularly in elementary school and among the younger generation.”
Despite ongoing tension with the GOP, Biden urged Democrats and Republicans to work together at his State of the Union address on Tuesday.