The organizations—representing the biggest and most creative businesses in America—acknowledged the problem and chose this ten-year objective. 15 renowned business organizations committed to achieving this aim by signing "Tapping America's Potential" in July 2005.
The red flags had been accumulating for some time. The same narrative was being shared by several organizations: math and scientific proficiency among American children is declining. On worldwide standardized examinations in these areas, American students perform at levels much below those of kids in rival nations since fewer and fewer students are choosing to pursue professions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Meanwhile, foolish immigration laws prevent foreign students who have received an education in the United States from using their skills and expertise here.
Other nations are making progress. China not only produces four times as many engineers as the United States, but it also provides generous tax benefits to entice businesses to undertake R&D there. 90% of engineers worldwide will reside in Asia by 2010.
The organizations—representing the biggest and most creative businesses in America—acknowledged the problem and chose this ten-year objective.
The urgent need to enhance and expand the math and science capacities of the United States has been recognized by countless research and publications. Data unique to various industries, nations, and states, cities, and towns in the United States assist each American comprehend the problem and why it is so vital.
Just about all Americans are impacted by this situation.
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