Cons of STEM
To begin with, there are no clear cut guidelines for STEM curriculums. Some teachers might have a lot of experience with STEM and do great things with it, while others have little education or experience applying the STEM curriculum.
Also, STEM is not applied until middle school, which is very late in a child’s educational career. For STEM to be effective, it should be started earlier so the students have a more solid STEM foundation. This can cause kids who are a little behind in elementary school fall even further behind because STEM is geared toward high achieving students.
Finally, STEM ignores some very critical aspects of education, such as languages and social sciences. These subjects are very critical for a students social and literacy development. Students need to know how to socialize and know how to prepare for a job interview and be overall more observant of their environments.