Generally, I do not respond to articles when I can not offer any positives. Instead of just moving on this time and letting the article fade into obscurity due to a lack of response from the Technical Republic, let???s paint a more detailed picture based on readily available information.
In other words, what I see reported in the article are generalizations that create a rather dull and very wide decision razor. We either agree or disagree, are for it or against it. The question, are US educational institutions graduating enough math and science students to fill the need.
I suppose that Ohio State University College of Engineering would be as likely place as any to poke around. I suggest that the reader pick the state university in which they reside and check out the numbers. What you will find is many engineering classifications (13 at OSU) with the percentage searching for employment both low and high. For example, if I fell on the Against-H1B-Increase I would point to the 38% seeking employment in two classifications, and if I were For-H1B-Increase I would point to nine students graduating in Geomatics Engineering with 0% seeking employment.
I am a bit surprised that 2005 is the most recent year reported, to me that interprets as intentionally stale. Perhaps someone from OSU will clarify.
There are so many different questions that can be asked.
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