Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Rocket Science

The World Is Flat (2.0)
“The Quiet Crisis” p. 359

“It takes fifteen years to train a scientist or advanced engineer, starting from when that young man or woman first gets hooked on science and math in elementary school. Therefore, we should be embarking immediately on an all-hands-on-deck, no-holds-barred, no-budget-too-large crash program for science and engineering education. Scientists and engineers don’t grow on trees. They have to be educated through a long process, because, ladies and gentlemen, this really is rocket science.”

-- Thomas L. Friedman

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