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Bonamici Statement on NAEP Science Assessment Results

May 25, 2021


Students need a well rounded education to reach their full potential. As Co-Chair of the STEAM Caucus and a member of the Education and Labor Committee, Science Committee, and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis I've seen how an education in science combined with other topics opens doors to innovation and new possibilities.


The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress Science results, drawn from early 2019 data, show that we must do more to close the equity gap for access to quality science classes, especially for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students.


We need a diversity of voices in our workforce, and that starts with providing students with opportunities to experiment and grow when they are young. I'm committed to closing this unacceptable gap and making sure all students obtain the education they need to thrive.