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Source: Real Clear Education

Despite recent advances in diversity among STEM professions, students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may face reduced classes.

With recent proposed cuts to education, many officials believe women and minorities will continue to be excluded from STEM jobs.

In particular, despite making up about half of the workforce in the US, women represent less than one-third of individuals working in STEM-related professions.

Furthermore, one out of every four women who obtain a STEM degree work in jobs related to their studies, a statistic which concerns educators.

“We need to ensure that all students, regardless of their race, gender, or socioeconomic status, have access to quality math and science curriculum,” explained Rep. Susan Davis, a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee.

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Budget Cuts Could Impact STEM Programs