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Share your thoughts about new science standards, or about why science is important to you. Quotes will be displayed anonymously.

I am extremely impressed by these standards. Learning through progression is the best thing that has ever happened in the system of science education in America. My congratulations to those states adopting it.

 High school and college chemistry teacher
 Michigan

The 21st Century requires high school graduates all across the country to be creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and collaborative investigators.

  Science Professor
  Maryland

This direction was long overdue, and for me personally, will be a rather easy transition as I have subscribed to the tenets of the NGSS on my own, for years.

  Science Teacher
  New Mexico

The more I read through these new standards, the more I love them. I truly think these will prepare our young people to be the science leaders of the future!

 Teacher
 Nevada

As a parent, I see science education as the foundation for discovery and improvement of the human condition that my children can share with their friends across our increasingly interconnected planet.

 Parent
 Texas

I support both the standards and the cooperative process used in developing them. The engineering sections provide a well-integrated balance of theory and practical exercises to help provide young people with the knowledge they need to live in a technological society.

 Parent/Engineer
 Boston, Massachusetts

Defy the odds! Set a new standard! Step up! Do it for our children. Do it for the Earth. Thank You!!!

 Anonymous

I am excited about the next generation science standards. These standards are much needed and well overdue.

 Teacher
 Los Angeles, California

The more I look through these standards the more impressed I am! These guidelines will help students use science as a tool to understand the world around them. I like the focus is on “doing” science! Thank you!

 High School Science Teacher
 Topeka, Kansas

I am writing in support of these standards because I want to do my part to ensure that the next generation receives the kind of education in science that will allow them to better understand the world and respond to the challenges we face in that world.

 Citizen

As a former engineer just beginning a career in science education, I am extremely excited to see the implementation of STEM fields in the core K-12 curriculum. For me, one of the most exciting aspects of the new standards is the significant attention to a framework that stresses real-world scientific practices and linkage between topics just as much as course content.

 Teacher

Having reviewed the materials I'm struck by the advanced scientific thinking covered. Our students will be well served by this 21st Century Model & the methodologies described.

 Researcher
 Philadelphia

I believe this new direction for standards will provide a framework of support for teachers that will help alleviate some of that anxiety and fill in some of those gaps which will make our students better equipped to handle college level material.

 Teacher

Science education should be equal, based upon standards written by science educators, rather than based upon where we attend school. Therefore, I support the development of new science standards for all.

 School Superintendent
 Kentucky

I know both the strengths and the shortcomings of the scientific education I received, and I am writing in support of these standards because I want to do my part to ensure that the next generation receives the kind of education in science that will allow them to better understand the world and respond to the challenges we face in that world.

 Concerned Citizen
 Boston, Massachusetts

Thank you for updating these important standards. I have a Ph.D. and work in science communication. These standards will increase the science literacy of the American public. Thank you.

 Parent

Defy the odds! Set a new standard! Step up! Do it for our children. Do it for the Earth. Thank You!!!

 Anonymous

I think that the standards for our children should be moved up. As a child they will learn more and retain more than if they were to wait. Science in particular, is lost during jr high and high school. Most kids memorize it for the test and then forget about it. If we introduce these things earlier on in life they will be able to recall of these things when they are older.

 Parent

I think that the new standards will not only challenge the students to excel in the class room but will help them to do so. I think that these standards set forth by this board will improve the minds of students today. Science to me, is always been a subject that has just been over looked. I think with these new standards and text chosen science will be a leading factor in the education process.

 Student

An understanding of the core facets of science (concepts, core ideas and skills) is CRITICAL for the development of a literate, productive society. How can we make informed personal decisions on such important topics as alternative energy, genetic engineering or even land development, without an understanding of the SCIENCE behind them?

 Science Curriculum Supervisor
 New York

The future economy of the United States depends on science to solve global issues of human and ocean health, how climate affects life on earth and innovative systems to harness energy.

 Elementary School Teacher
 Indianapolis

New K-12 science education standards are crucial if we are to improve students’ preparation for college and to enhance their career readiness in the 21st century. Both of these outcomes must be realized if America is to effectively address the issues surrounding workforce competitiveness.

 Association President
 New York

Science provides people with a new way to view and interpret the world, so getting a glimpse into several of those windows is an important part of a well-rounded education.

 Educational Leader

The 21st Century requires high school graduates all across the country to be creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and collaborative investigators.

 Professor of Education
 North Carolina