PETITION TO RE-ESTABLISH CTE-TECH-PREP-RPOS FUNDING OF $100M to $380M, IN THE PROPOSED 2015 STEM BUDGET CAPTURED BY OSTP
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MARCH 29, 2014, SAN ANTONIO, TX: A SPUTNIK MOMENT FOR U.S. STEM. EDUCATION AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY - Robin hood movement seeks equity and adequacy in funding from White house for CTE-TECH PREP Rigorous Programs of Study (R-POS) for the Nation’s P-20 education students & adults from White House.
At issue, contrary to OSTP’s Open Government Plan, public comments and specifically supporting enclosures related to the role of Career and Technical Education (formally, vocational education) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) were ignored and not appropriately incorporated into the public record by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Although delivered as parcel to the OSTP call for public comments, RE: PCAST STEM Meeting 10.22-23, 2009, Two Minute Public Comment Letter, the following items submitted by Brazell, et. al., were not included by OSTP-PCAST in the public record:
1) Co-author’s were redacted from the letter sent to PCAST;
2) The white paper delivered in the same document as the three minute testimony letter was redacted, while other’s giving testimony reflect their white papers and related research references in the PCAST public record;
3) 570 pages of powerpoint slides including research on select TECH PREP model CTE programs were not appropriately submitted to the public record including a) From STEM to TEAMS a US educational innovation strategy which unifies the houses of academia, vocational learning and the arts and b) US TEAMS Economic Development, S&T R&D, Workforce and Education Strategy for STEM, IT and Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Clusters; and,
4) Jim white paper is not reflected in the record, What is next long term growth strategy to face the financial crisis? Transdisciplinary places, industries, technologies, work and education.
The public record includes letters submitted to PCAST including Jim’s redacted response. By comparison, Jim’s original letter includes a list of supporters and editors, a draft white paper written for the committee in one (1) week with academic references, and the items above referenced within the Public Comments submitted to PCAST.