More girls in science classes needed: Only 26% of STEM jobs held by women

12/11/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Census Bureau estimates that 26% of science, technology, engineering or math jobs in the U.S. are held by women. The New York Times Editorial Board attributes these dismal numbers to a lack of girls being enrolled in STEM classes. "Improving the representation of women and minorities would also enrich American scientific research and development, because they will add a different perspective to workplaces currently dominated by white and Asian men," the board writes.

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