When the going gets tough in college, and grades suffer as a result, seems that American students are dumping math and science courses...and the associated earnings potential that goes along with mathematic$ and $cience-based jobs.
Seems that poorer grades vs course difficulty was a leading reason that many students left the STEM classes, according to the article. Chasing a higher GPA may not be the best long-term strategy, in other words. Attempting, struggling, improving, and demonstrating the personal resilience that comes with one's persevering through a challenging curriculum may create a better employee and a stronger paycheck!
Food for thought with Progress Report Period approaching.