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The Workforce Readiness Crisis

By Susan McLester and Todd McIntire, November 15, 2006
From Technology & Learning

We're not turning out employable graduates nor maintaining our position as a global competitor. Why?

Back when the Soviet Union shot Sputnik into orbit, a panicked United States responded by improving math and science instruction in the nation's schools. Now that the United States is facing an increasingly competitive world market driven by digital globalization, how is our education system stepping up to the demand for graduates skilled enough to keep our country on the cutting edge? According to a survey of more than 400 Fortune 500 companies, we're not doing enough.

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