The STEM Crisis Is a Myth

From the nerds at IEEE, a snippet:

The takeaway? At least in the United States, you don’t need a STEM degree to get a STEM job, and if you do get a degree, you won’t necessarily work in that field after you graduate. If there is in fact a STEM worker shortage, wouldn’t you expect more people with STEM degrees to be filling those jobs? And if many STEM jobs can be filled by people who don’t have STEM degrees, then why the big push to get more students to pursue STEM?

The whole STEM shortage claim on the part of Silicon Valley is nothing more than an effort to suppress wages. Go read the whole thing.


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