Education for Innovation: A Digital Town Hall

December 7, 2010
Rob Atkinson discusses his provocative report on STEM education reform at a digital town hall event featuring Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, OECD Attorney General Angel Gurria and columnist Thomas Friedman.

We know that U.S. students are lagging in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies compared to students in many other countries and that the United States is at risk for losing its innovation edge in critical industries. And yet we continue to devote even more resources to the same formulas for STEM education that have been in place for close to 40 years. In a provocative report, Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy, ITIF President Ro