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  1. 1. Engineering only degrees: <ul><li>China - 46% </li></ul><ul><li>Russia - 25% </li></ul><ul><li>USA - 5% </li></ul><ul><li>National Science Board </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ 56% </li></ul><ul><li>of </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Ph.D.’s </li></ul><ul><li>awarded in </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S.A. go </li></ul><ul><li>to foreign </li></ul><ul><li>born students.” </li></ul>U.S. News & World Report 3-27-06
  3. 3. U.S. Trade Balance in High – Tech Manufactured Goods <ul><li>Billions </li></ul><ul><li>1990 </li></ul><ul><li>$33,000,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><li>($ 53.5,000,000,000) </li></ul>Christian Weller & Holly Wheeler Center for American Progress 3-26-08
  4. 4. NAEP Science 2005 USA Results <ul><li>% of 4th graders at proficient or advanced was flat </li></ul>% of 8th/12th graders at proficient or advanced fell since 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress
  5. 5. “ I have never met the guy who doesn’t know how to multiply who created software . . .you need to understand things in order to invent beyond them.” Bill Gates American educators claim that our system stresses creativity, not rote learning like Asian countries.
  6. 6. The Funding Gap 2004 Task Force on the Future of American Innovation ► Federal funding for research in physical and mathematical sciences and engineering as a share of GDP declined by 37% between 1970 and 2004.
  7. 7. According to the National Science Board . . . The Percentage of Patents awarded to: ► Japan has increased 12 to 21% from 1980 to 2003 ► Taiwan has increased 0 to 3% ► U.S. has fallen from 60 to 52% since 1980
  8. 8. The Infrastructure Gap U.S. fell from 4 th to 13 th place in the world for broadband Internet usage 2001-2004
  9. 9. International Telecommunication Union April, 2005 “ Ranked the United States at 11.4 broadband subscribers Per 100 inhabitants… half that of South Korea” The World is Flat - Release 3.0
  10. 10. The shrinking value of a high school diploma <ul><ul><li>Doctorate $70 - $100,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters $55 - $70,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelors $50 - $60,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate $40 - $45,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H.S. Diploma $30,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some H.S. $20,000 </li></ul></ul>U.S. Census Bureau Trend #3
  11. 11. <ul><li>JOB SALARY </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistants $20-28,080 </li></ul><ul><li>Home Health Aides $20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Software Engineers $40,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal & Home Care Aides $20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty level for family of 4 = $20,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- U.S. Census Bureau </li></ul></ul></ul>Occupations with Largest Job Growth
  12. 12. James Amos – Alliance for Excellent Education Dropouts, Diplomas, and Dollars: U.S. High Schools and the Nation’s Economy “ Over the course of a lifetime, a college graduate will earn, on average, $1 million more than a high school dropout. Dropping out is literally a million-dollar mistake.”
  13. 13. Redefining Rigor “ Results that Matter: 21 st Century Skills and High School Reform” Council of Chief State School Officers Partnership for 21 st Century Skills 21 ST CENTURY CONTENT LEARNING & THINKING SKILLS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LITERACY LIFE SKILLS CORE SUBJECTS
  14. 14. High School Graduates Need Similar Math, Reading Skills Whether Entering College or Workforce Training Programs May 8, 2006 IOWA CITY, Iowa—High school students who plan to enter workforce training programs after they graduate need academic skills similar to those needed by students planning to enter college, according to a new study conducted by ACT. The findings suggest that the math and reading skills needed to be ready for success in workforce training programs are comparable to those needed for success in the first year of college.