Where we should be spending our money

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    The White House announced a $250 million public-private effort Wednesday to improve science and mathematics instruction, aiming to help the nation compete in key fields with global economic rivals.

    With funding from high-tech businesses, universities and foundations, the initiative seeks to prepare more than 10,000 new math and science schoolteachers over five years and provide on-the-job training for an additional 100,000 in science, technology, engineering and math.

    "Passionate educators with deep content expertise can make all the difference," President Obama said in a prepared statement, "enabling hands-on learning that truly engages students -- including girls and underrepresented minorities--and preparing them to tackle the 'grand challenges' of the 21st century such as increasing energy independence, improving people's health, protecting the environment and strengthening national security."

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    Sounds great Chris, except my daughter will graduate with a teaching degree in middle school science this spring. Job prospects? Limited. Turn out a bunch of degreed people with nowhere to go.
     
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    Ahh for a minute there I thought this was some of that innovation stuff.
     
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    I can certainly understand why Intel is providing $200 million. Semiconductor companies in the US have to hire many H-1B employees because most Americans simply are not qualified to do the work.
     
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    Is this supposed to be some kind of evidence of the success, from several decades of federal meddling in edumacation? :lol:
     
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    Good use of funding. Our future depends on it
     

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