The STEM Crisis Is a Myth - IEEE Spectrum
Prince Boucher stashed this in Economics
"Every year U.S. schools grant more STEM degrees than there are available jobs. When you factor in H-1B visa holders, existing STEM degree holders, and the like, itâ€™s hard to make a case that thereâ€™s a STEM labor shortage."
That may be, but this is also important:
A broader view, I and many others would argue, is that everyone needs a solid grounding in science, engineering, and math. In that sense, there is indeed a shortageâ€”a STEM knowledge shortage. To fill that shortage, you donâ€™t necessarily need a college or university degree in a STEM discipline, but you do need to learn those subjects, and learn them well, from childhood until you head off to college or get a job. Improving everyoneâ€™s STEM skills would clearly be good for the workforce and for peopleâ€™s employment prospects, for public policy debates, and for everyday tasks like balancing checkbooks and calculating risks. And, of course, when science, math, and engineering are taught well, they engage studentsâ€™ intellectual curiosity about the world and how it works.
any chance we can break this down by schools and jobs? Â
That would be useful. The blanket statement "the STEM crisis is a myth" seems absurd.