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A Future Segregated By Science?


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Credit: Hebert's Town & Country

Few women and minorities are getting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees, although STEM jobs are multiplying and pay more than many other careers.

This raises the question: Will our future be highly delineated by who does and who doesn't have a science education (and the resulting higher salary), making for even more entrenched economic inequality by race and gender? Is science education a new area of our segregation?

From The New York Times
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