There are some important reasons that this is a terrible metaphor.
It assumes that all students with STEM aptitude will automatically stay…
IT is zero-sum with other fields, when of course.
Sighing to myself as I try once again to orient myself in the midst of a 30-page article on an educational study — one that has section headings and everything, and is pretty well organized, but still is a bear to read.
Research articles should have a table of contents. Jeez.
When I’m in charge, were adding that to the style guide.