The Truth Hurts: The STEM Crisis Is Not a Myth

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September 16, 2013 by tmyd

The Truth Hurts: The STEM Crisis Is Not a Myth

Rising demand for STEM workers is in fact nothing new. A sidebar to Charette’s article quotes 80 years’ worth of warnings that a looming STEM crisis will hobble U.S. economic growth. The clear implication of the sidebar is that the education and business leaders who have been making these warnings have been crying wolf since before the Second World War. But were their fears of a STEM shortage really much ado about nothing?

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