This week I was part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop for high school and university teachers. The point of the workshop was to foster the exchange of ideas about how to increase science education effectiveness at all levels of a person’s education. The room was full of a set of amazing high school teachers from our local schools in New Hampshire and Vermont, both public and private. This was a most depressing meeting. Listening to these educators describe what they want to do and what they want to try to do relative to what they must do was disheartening personally and more than a bit frightening for what it is forcing on our next generation.