A tide of STEM
May 9, 2013 3:03 PM Subscribe
posted by tommyD (134 comments total)
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Big tech is saying we need to issue more temporary visas so high-skill STEM workers can enter the US, because there's a shortage of Americans who can do the work. But according to this essay
in the Columbia Journalism Review
, there might be plenty of US citizens available, in fact maybe even a glut, and immigration reform proposals might just be a way to keep STEM labor costs down for corporations and universities.
Me, I'm not in STEM, and I'm hoping mefites in tech and academia can bring some real-world experience to bear on this. (Personally, I think the country needs more liberal arts education in college and should bring civics and history back to high school so we can educate kids to be citizens rather than employees, but that's for another day.)