As the push to train more young people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers gains steam, a few prominent skeptics are warning that it might be misguided, USA Today reports -- and that rhetoric about the U.S. losing its world preeminence in science, math, and technology might be a stretch. One example: Numbers from the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics issued July 7 showed the unemployment rate for electrical engineers hit a record high, 8.6 percent, in the second quarter, more than doubling from 4.1 percent in the first quarter. The rate for all engineers climbed...

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