Is there really a STEM shortage? And do we want to emulate China or Korea?

A child attending class ALL day and into the night is not allowed to be a child, for one; and this is a great way to break up the family unit. Why on Earth would we want to model ourselves after a Communist country??

GFBrandenburg's Blog

You have all heard the mantra that we don’t have enough young people studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and that is the reason that so many Americans are doing poorly.  If you agree with this call,this articlein the New York Review of Books might make you think about the subject differently.

A few important points:

(1) The United States graduates way more engineers and scientists every year than can ever hope to get a job in their fields.

(2) As a result, large percentages of STEM graduates do not work in their chosen field

(3) As part of their profit-maximization strategy, tech giants like Microsoft nonetheless encourage this glut of STEM applicants while at the same time complaining that they need to hire foreigners on H1B visas, who earn on average about 57% of what a similarly-qualified American worker makes.

(4) While many, many American high…

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