29 Jun '12, 7pm

China Caught the U.S. in Manufacturing, High-Tech Weapons Might Be Next

Education! It's all about education. Our current problem with education is one of culture, not money. This refrain about the US producing do few science degrees has become axiomatic. It was a complaint 20 year ago, it's still a problem. I can also tell you that, statistically speaking, of those that go on to post graduate degrees, around a third of all hard science degrees go to non US citizens. The percentage of US citizens, for instance, being awarded science and engineering doctorates has gone from 75% in the late seventies to 59% as of the late 90's. As an adult student going back to college, I can tell you that I am appalled at the level of education of my fellow, younger students. They struggle with information they should have mastered by the beginning of high school. And these are students who are fresh out of high school without a 20 year gap in their education! W...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2012/06/29/china-caught-the-u-s-in...

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