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The US produces enough #STEM workers to fill all the STEM jobs in the economy, but students and workers often leave STEM fields. Learn more: #CEWeconomy

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Employers are seeking #STEM workers for lucrative jobs requiring STEM competencies. Learn more: #CEWeconomy

“The game of picking winners means you often pick losers,” says CEW Research Director Jeff Strohl on the difficulty employers may face in determining which skills to prioritize in worker training. Read more: @WSJ

.@ChipCutter discusses the challenges Amazon and other companies are facing as they retrain their workers to adapt to new technology. Read more: @WSJ

More rigorous standards, better preparation, and improved graduation rates are necessary but not sufficient to plug the gaps in our #STEM pipeline. Read more:

Our increasing dependence on foreign-born #STEM workers is only one facet of the diversity we need in STEM — both global and domestic. Learn more: #CEWeconomy

For every 100 men who obtain a bachelor’s degree, 28 are in STEM majors; for every 100 women who obtain a bachelor’s degree, only 12 are in STEM majors. Learn more:

Amid concerns about equity in the college admissions process, our thought experiment uncovers who benefits if SAT scores were the sole factor in admissions decisions. Read more:

Women are less likely to pursue #STEM majors or jobs, decisions that start to take shape as early as in high school. Learn why:

If you have communication and organization skills, you may have better luck in the job market. 59% of employers say they’d be willing to train workers with soft skills. @sharon_epperson and @jdickler explain: @CNBC

Five Reasons Why Free College Doesn’t Make the Grade

In this Forbes article, Michael Horn makes a case against recent free college proposals. Horn explains why the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020” has played a role in the free college debate.


The Hispanic Vote: Moving Beyond the Campaign Trail

In this op-ed for The Hill, Rachel Schmidtke writes about what political candidates can do to attract Hispanic voters in 2020. Schmidtke cites the CEW report “Latino Education and Economic Progress” to explain why Hispanics have not made significant progress in educational attainment.


The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor