Document Type

Presentation

Date

6-9-2006

Embargo Period

11-1-2011

Keywords

Nancy Cantor

Language

English

Disciplines

Education

Description/Abstract

Every day we are bombarded with statistics about the growing population base and technology expertise in India and China. These statistics seem to auger poorly for America’s competitiveness in the 21st-century global marketplace. At the same time, we hear ample proof of the struggles of our own cities and citizens to keep up with the transition from a manufacturing to a knowledge economy. Whereas some college education is virtually a requirement for survival in this economy, our inner city and rural schools, try as they do, are losing the battle to prepare and educate the fastest growing segments of our population; meanwhile, our technical workforce is aging, while those in China, India, and other emerging economic powerhouses seem ever younger.

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