Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro broke a long silence yesterday, and we couldn’t resist pointing out this education-related gem.
He mostly touched on the push to open U.S.-Cuba relations.
But in a statement to the University Students Federation, Castro put in a plug for STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math.
If he had to do it all over again, he said he would have chosen a scientific field.
STEM is a favorite topic of American politicians who argue science fields are a fast track to high-paying jobs and low unemployment. Republican Gov. Rick Scott has pushed Florida universities to graduate more students with STEM degrees.
It seems STEM is also popular with communist revolutionaries.