PROOF POINTS: Rural American students shift away from math and science during high school, study finds
"It’s curious that rural students aren’t pursuing science in greater numbers. Many rural towns rely on science-heavy fields, from agriculture and mining to forestry and manufacturing.
Scholars are trying to understand why more rural students don’t pursue studies that could lead to well-paying careers for themselves and a more productive economic future for their communities."
Only 13 percent of rural students major in math and science in college, compared with almost 17 percent of students in the suburbs.