Despite increasing global competition, the United States remains the most innovative country on the planet. This competition, of course, is good because it means education and research are growing in the rest of the world.
There is some debate as to whether or not this nation is facing a potential hi-tech labor shortage. Though, one thing is certain – teaching science, math, and technology to all kids is so important. This is not just because it necessarily will churn out scientists and engineers, but rather it produces a skill set that will allow our children to address the next generation challenges that we haven’t imagined yet.
That’s why this article caught my attention.
In November 2008, Escondido, CA voters passed a proposition to fund improvements of the city’s high schools. The resulting funding allowed for the development of the Del Lago Academy, Campus of Applied Sciences. The school’s website echoes what I said above in that it will challenge students with math and science classes as a means of producing graduates who have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a broad array of fields.