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Essay criticizing President Obama and other politicians who appear to focus only on science | Inside Higher Ed January 28, 2013

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We Need More Than STEMJanuary 28, 2013 – 3:00amByKenneth PomeranzIn his inaugural address, President Obama referred repeatedly to education – but exclusively to education in STEM disciplines, as if only those fields had a defensible public purpose. Sadly, this is no aberration: in December the White House issued a report entitled “Transformation and Opportunity: The Future of the U.S. Research Enterprise,” which completely overlooked research in the humanities and social sciences, even in its brief history of the growth of research at American universities.

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