This essay stresses that the trend of outsourcing by American companies in the late 1990s gave jobs to Asian countries like India; and these Asian companies and countries have continued to bid on other technological projects. China and India’s large population also represents labor potentials that translate to serious threats on the US dominance in the international technological market. In the 1950s the United States was able to create educational opportunities for its population; the focus on science and math education during these years helped the US gain technological capabilities. But this educational focus has declined or weakened over the years. Instead, over in Asia, young minds are working long and hard hours mastering and gaining knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). And these are the very areas which students in America are avoiding because of their higher levels of difficulty.
This paper makes a conclusion that the American education system has yet to incorporate adjustments into its curriculum which would allow its graduates to comfortably relate with the outside world. And this oversight, if uncorrected, will continue to minimize the competitiveness and the capabilities of their graduates and eventually, their workforce. Countries like China and South Korea are investing largely on their universities and in technological research in order to give them the capability of competing strongly with other countries. ...Show more