Answers to America’s Innovation Challenge Are in America, reports The Atlantic (photo from story):
“Indeed, if we look to nations that are gearing up to lead the pack in 2052, rather than 2012, we see that countries like Qatar and India are busy spying on these American ventures to help them make the leap. We would be well-advised to take the hint, and to push forward by drawing on what the U.S. has always done best.”
But there’s “an ambition deficit” and a “lackadaisical approach to education” in this country, says MIT President Susan Hockfied during a recent Commonwealth Club talk in Silicon Valley.
“Those countries that are beating America in math and science scores in the past years are working harder and value those fields more than we do,” she said.