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“State falls short in educating for high-tech jobs”

bhThe Bellingham Herald opines:

“To put the problem in a sentence, Washington creates more STEM-related jobs than any other state in the U.S., including California, but ranks in the bottom five states that produce STEM-degree graduates.

“The immediate choke point resides at our two- and four-year higher education institutions. The University of Washington has room to accept only 25 percent of students who apply for its computer science program. It takes only half of those who apply for engineering.”

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April 5, 2013