http://www.itif.org/issues/12 en What if We Got Serious About Education? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-if-we-got-serious-about-education <div> </div> <div> Despite decades of effort, we have made little progress in improving K-12 education. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-if-we-got-serious-about-education#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 15 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5651 at http://www.itif.org The Myth of the Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-myth-science-and-engineering-shortage <div> </div> <div> There is considerable evidence that we are facing a STEM worker shortage. We must stop debating the point and focus our efforts on fixing the problem. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-myth-science-and-engineering-shortage#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5476 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Debate: Is There is a STEM Worker Shortage? http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-debate-there-stem-worker-shortage Press Releases Competitiveness Education & Training Science and R&D Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5420 at http://www.itif.org What The U.S. Can Learn From Denmark's Industrial PhD Program http://www.itif.org/publications/what-us-can-learn-denmarks-industrial-phd-program <div> </div> <div> Denmark’s industrial-focused doctorate can serve as a model for private sector-relevant education and research. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-us-can-learn-denmarks-industrial-phd-program#comments Education & Training Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5158 at http://www.itif.org The STEM Crisis is Real http://www.itif.org/publications/stem-crisis-real <div> </div> <div> Robert Charette’s recent article arguing that we do not face a STEM worker shortage is based on flawed analysis and faulty assumptions. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/stem-crisis-real#comments Staff Competitiveness Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4905 at http://www.itif.org What Emerging Knowledge Economy? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-emerging-knowledge-economy <div> </div> <div> The reality of the college and STEM debate is that none of the top fastest growing occupations even require a bachelor&#039;s degree. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-emerging-knowledge-economy#comments Staff Education & Training Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4860 at http://www.itif.org The U.S. STEM Workforce: The Real Story http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/us-stem-workforce-real-story Press Releases Education & Training Thu, 16 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4521 at http://www.itif.org The Real Story on Guestworkers in the High-skill U.S. Labor Market http://www.itif.org/publications/real-story-guestworkers-high-skill-us-labor-market <div> </div> <div> ITIF presents a rebuttal of the Economic Policy Institute&#039;s analysis of the STEM workforce. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/real-story-guestworkers-high-skill-us-labor-market#comments Competitiveness Education & Training Science and R&D Reports Thu, 16 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4509 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Endorses Bipartisan Immigration Reform Package http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-endorses-bipartisan-immigration-reform-package <p>WASHINGTON (April 16, 2013) - Following the announcement of the most substantive immigration reform plan in almost thirty years, Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, releases the following statement:</p><p>"We commend the bipartisan group of Senators, known as the "Gang of Eight," for taking on this critical task and creating a comprehensive package that will address the central immigration challenges America faces, while also enhancing economic competitiveness.</p><p>In particular, the inclusion of specific measures to enhance high skill immigration, including an easier path to green cards for foreign recipients of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate degrees and nearly doubling the H-1B Visa cap will greatly improve access to highly skilled technology workers in key industries. As we have noted in <em>Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage</em>, the United States is in an increasingly robust competition with nations around the globe for the best talent and technical capacity, and America risks falling further behind economically if we do not improve the environment necessary to draw the world's best engineers, scientists and innovators to our shores.</p><p>However, we cannot rely on high skilled immigrants forever, which is why ITIF has advocated for a dedicated fund, using H1-B Visa fees paid by companies, to enhance domestic training and education programs in STEM fields. This would provide a constant funding stream, in a time of budget austerity, to directly address our high skill worker shortage, while also spurring further technological innovation, business creation and overall economic growth.</p><p>As Congress begins its deliberations regarding the reform package we urge legislators to recognize the impact STEM training and education has on innovation and competitiveness and include a substantial dedicated fund in the final legislation that is adopted."</p> Education & Training Tue, 16 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4400 at http://www.itif.org Phone Phreaks, STEM Freaks, and STEM Education http://www.itif.org/publications/phone-phreaks-stem-freaks-and-stem-education <div> </div> <div> How the &quot;Phone Phreaks&quot; model is a good example for inspiring interest and experimentation in STEM students today. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/phone-phreaks-stem-freaks-and-stem-education#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 01 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4300 at http://www.itif.org A Short and Long-Term Solution to America's STEM Crisis http://www.itif.org/publications/short-and-long-term-solution-americas-stem-crisis <div> </div> <div> The I-Squared Act is an important step in the right direction. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/short-and-long-term-solution-americas-stem-crisis#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4202 at http://www.itif.org Yes Virginia, We Do Have a Need for More STEM Workers http://www.itif.org/publications/yes-virginia-we-do-have-need-more-stem-workers <div> </div> <div> America can’t afford fighting over efforts like I-squared that are key ingredients in STEM reform. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/yes-virginia-we-do-have-need-more-stem-workers#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3749 at http://www.itif.org Immigration Policy: Is the U.S. the International Champ, or Chump? http://www.itif.org/publications/immigration-policy-us-international-champ-or-chump <div> </div> <div> The United States faces a critical problem: an increasingly unskilled workforce. But what are we doing about it? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/immigration-policy-us-international-champ-or-chump#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3609 at http://www.itif.org The Future of STEM - A Policy Discussion http://www.itif.org/publications/future-stem-policy-discussion <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson will moderate a panel discussion will address challenges and possibilities for the future of STEM education at the Embassy of Sweden. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/future-stem-policy-discussion#comments Education & Training Presentations Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3538 at http://www.itif.org Punishing Hard Work http://www.itif.org/publications/punishing-hard-work <div> </div> <div> STEM education is critical to U.S. competitiveness and should not be politicized. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/punishing-hard-work#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3478 at http://www.itif.org Winning the Race 2012 Memos: STEM Skills http://www.itif.org/publications/winning-race-2012-memos-stem-skills <div> </div> <div> As the 2012 presidential campaign moves in the final stage, ITIF is presenting general principles and specific recommendations across several policy areas. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/winning-race-2012-memos-stem-skills#comments Education & Training Reports Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3887 at http://www.itif.org Winning the Race 2012 Memos http://www.itif.org/publications/winning-race-2012-memos <div> </div> <div> As the 2012 presidential campaign moves in the final stage, ITIF is presenting general principles and specific recommendations across several policy areas. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/winning-race-2012-memos#comments Broadband Competitiveness E-Government Economic Theory Education & Training Energy & Climate Health IT Intellectual Property Life Sciences Manufacturing Privacy Productivity Science and R&D Taxes Trade Transportation Wireless Reports Wed, 05 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3326 at http://www.itif.org Morrill at 150: Creating American Manufacturing Universities http://www.itif.org/publications/morrill-150-creating-american-manufacturing-universities <div> </div> <div> The federal government should support the designation of a core of approximately 20 leading “manufacturing universities.” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/morrill-150-creating-american-manufacturing-universities#comments Education & Training Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3228 at http://www.itif.org STEM Enterprise: Measures for Innovation and Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/stem-enterprise-measures-innovation-and-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> ITIF president Rob Atkinson will present at the STEM Enterprise: Measures for Innovation and Competitiveness Workshop on June 6, 2012. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/stem-enterprise-measures-innovation-and-competitiveness#comments Education & Training Presentations Wed, 06 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3107 at http://www.itif.org Laid-Back Higher Ed http://www.itif.org/publications/laid-back-higher-ed <div> </div> <div> Congress should require disclosure of National Survey of Student Engagement Scores. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/laid-back-higher-ed#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3112 at http://www.itif.org Why the Current STEM Education Reform Strategy Won’t Work http://www.itif.org/publications/why-current-stem-education-reform-strategy-won-t-work <div> </div> <div> The nation needs a fundamentally new approach to STEM education. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-current-stem-education-reform-strategy-won-t-work#comments Education & Training Science and R&D Reports Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3020 at http://www.itif.org University Research Funding: The United States is Behind and Falling http://www.itif.org/publications/university-research-funding-united-states-behind-and-falling <div> </div> <div> Not only does the U.S. lag behind other countries in government- and business-funded university research, but we are falling even farther behind. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/university-research-funding-united-states-behind-and-falling#comments Education & Training Science and R&D Reports Thu, 19 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2340 at http://www.itif.org Presentation on "Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy: Fresh Approaches to STEM Education" http://www.itif.org/publications/presentation-refueling-us-innovation-economy-fresh-approaches-stem-education <div> </div> <div> Presentation at the Council of Graduate Schools Research Forum. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/presentation-refueling-us-innovation-economy-fresh-approaches-stem-education#comments Education & Training Science and R&D Presentations Wed, 16 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 kangstadt 2167 at http://www.itif.org Time to Fix Higher Ed http://www.itif.org/publications/time-fix-higher-ed <div> </div> <div> A new book provides further evidence that American colleges are failing to adequately educate their students. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-fix-higher-ed#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 05 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2176 at http://www.itif.org Digital Town Hall Event http://www.itif.org/publications/digital-town-hall-event <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson presented on the importance of STEM Education at the Newseum. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/digital-town-hall-event#comments Education & Training Presentations Tue, 07 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 kangstadt 2155 at http://www.itif.org