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There has been a great deal of recent public discussion about the need to improve the teaching of mathematics and science in elementary and secondary schools.
In my studies of the American labor market over the last 35 years, I have constantly seen references to "new and emerging occupations." "High tech" is the buzz phrase of our times. "Where are the new and emerging occupations?" educators ask, and "Aren't these the jobs that we need to prepare young people for?"
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