(From Forbes.com):

By Thomas K.  Lindsay

Fareed Zakaria, a writer for the Washington Post as well as a CNN host, believes that America has an unhealthy “obsession” with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. “America’s last bipartisan cause is this,” he writes, “A liberal education is irrelevant, and technical training is the new path forward. It is the only way, we are told, to ensure that Americans survive in an age defined by technology and shaped by global competition.” Without denying that “science and technology are crucial components” of education, Zakaria warns nonetheless, “This dismissal of broad-based learning, however, comes from a fundamental misreading of the facts—and puts America on a dangerously narrow path for the future.” Why?  CONTINUE READING HERE