While the MSM hyenas, Hollywood jugheads, and Democrats are on their knees everywhere (the natural position for Liberals any place except Church); President Trump moved forward on a new policy to open new educational opportunities other than sports for mostly minority and rural communities. The Presidential Directive allocates $200 million to boost STEM in public schools.
Because of Academic incompetence, the US is falling far behind European and Asian countries in scientific fields. The President noted in his remarks just how bad the situation is. Note especially the portions of his speech that we've highlighted:
"Today, too many of our nation's K-12 students lack access to quality STEM programs; and thus are excluded from some of the most attractive job options in the growing US economy. Courses in Computer Science are especially scarce in too many communities despite the employment opportunities that these skills create. Nearly 40% of high schools do not offer Physics and 60% do not offer computer programming... Minorities and students in rural communities have even less access to Computer Science education. Nationwide, only 34% of African-Americans and 30% of rural students have access to Computer Science classes."
That does bring up the side issue of what the Academic Establishment has been doing all these years with their already-bloated budgets. It's a national disgrace that 2 out of every 5 high schools do not even offer Physics---a subject that we used to get as early as Middle School just a generation or so ago. Postmodern high schools do, however, teach a lot of political correctness and scapegoating. This despite the fact that that 2/3 of young Blacks and 3/4 of young women can't even get access to skills that would enable them to compete.
The President also noted that there is an extreme shortage of STEM teachers, especially in the Computer Science field. Part of this new fund will help rectify this problem as well. As part of this initiative, the President signed an Executive Order in June that would reduce student debt in STEM fields for graduates entering STEM-related apprenticeship programs. The MSM of course ignored that story too; just like they've ignored Obama's obvious failures in his Hope and Change agenda. While educational opportunities for Blacks declined under Obama, his Administration saw some of the worst race-riots in America since the 1960s.
But the billionaire Whacko Left-Wing sport-franchise owners would prefer that minorities are kept on the NCAA plantation and leave the high-tech profits for themselves.