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EdSec Wants More “Pocket Protector” Skills

By Alexander Russo — July 24, 2007 1 min read

According to this press release, EdSec Spellings thinks employers wants more kids with “pocket protector” skills, which means (a) geeks, (b) people who know not to put inky pens in their pockets, (c) something having to do with pocket pool, or (d) all of the above.

Here’s the quote: “Employers today need workers with ‘pocket-protector’ skills, creative problem-solvers with strong math and science backgrounds,” said Secretary Spellings. “The more students we train to be entrepreneurs and creative problem solvers, the more jobs they’ll create, and the greater ability they’ll have to improve the quality of life for others.”

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