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Education is Key

The economy of the United States has become centered on higher skill jobs. Many technological and scientific based companies have begun to predict that the upcoming workforce will not be sufficient to maintain current business practices (even in light of the recession). If more students do not study science, technology, engineering and math the country will have a shortage of works as the baby boomers retire.

Typically science and technology fields have been dominated by Caucasian men. However, with changing demographics minority populations are a larger percentage of the population. Since their numbers are lower in these fields it is important to encourage more girls and underrepresented students into these fields. Our Director Steve Kelley recently wrote an opinion piece for the Star Tribune that discusses what we need to do to improve education for impoverished youth:

Make no small plans for kids in Minnesota

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