Focus on math, science not enough to bridge tech skills gap, expert says

07/22/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S. must place greater importance on math and science to close the technology gap, according to author Gary Beach. But the former tech-magazine publisher says Americans must also master the five C's: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity and confidence. "A nation of math and science wizards who can't think, communicate, collaborate or create, is a nation of machines. The successful countries of the 21st century will, and must, do both well," Beach writes in his book "The U.S. Technology Skills Gap."

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