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“Help wanted for tech jobs and our schools: Economy moved on, but education hasn’t kept up in Washington”

Jerry LargeSeattle Times columnist Jerry Large interviews UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska regarding STEM education in Washington State:

“A document Lazowska gave me has a statement from Washington’s Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education: ‘We will reduce employers’ need to import people with advanced degrees or specialized skills from other states and countries. The best jobs in Washington will go to Washingtonians educated in our colleges and universities.’

“A different report last week found Washington among top 10 states in cuts to higher education.

“We know there’s a problem. What are we going to do about it?”

Read the article here.  Learn more about STEM education in Washington State here.

February 7, 2013