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Arne Duncan and the myth of a STEM shortage

Arne Duncan and the myth of a STEM shortage

To the editor: It's one thing for Arne Duncan, President Obama's secretary of Education, to argue for students everywhere to have equal access to a full range of math and science courses; it's quite another to imply that success in these subjects will lead to well-paying jobs. That's because the present number of degree-holders in science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM) far exceeds the present demand for them, according to the Census Bureau. ("Arne Duncan: Where California schools need to put their money," Op-Ed, Aug. 17) Yet corporations persist in their demands to vastly raise the number of H-1B visas issued, claiming that they cannot find...

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