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A few facts about math in America

Recently the National Academy of Sciences published an answer to their previous report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, which described some fundamental problems challenging America’s place in the world. The report is available as a free PDF and is fairly direct: to remain competitive we HAVE to increase our leadership and investment in R&D and to do that we need more engineers, scientists, etc. Of course, that’s hard to do since our schools aren’t creating them (the US is 48th in quality of Math & Science education, 69% of 5th – 8th graders are taught math by someone without any specialization in the subject, etc.)

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