STEMming What Tide?

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One thing that Accuracy in Academia has in common with its big sister organization, Accuracy in Media, is that, upon investigation of various claims made in our respective bailiwicks—just about everything we’ve been told by elites is wrong.

TAG_stem_cell_WID13_1695The latest example is the so-called shortage of graduates in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “Unemployment rates within STEM fields generally, while lower than the overall unemployment rate of 7.2 percent, are often higher than they’ve been in years—a sign that there is a shortage of jobs, not workers,” Michael Anft wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education on November 15, 2013.

Indeed, economist Richard Vedder pointed out two years ago, in an Accuracy in Academia author’s night, that primary source data do not evince a STEM shortage.  Vedder, who heads the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, is a professor emeritus at Ohio University.

 

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
If you would like to comment on this article, e-mail mal.kline@academia.org.

 

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