This is the school district of Philadephia’s website. On the website, if you search “science” you will find out about how many amazing science based schools are located in Philadelphia, but they completely fail to mention any data about their graduation rates or their graduates success rate in the descriptions.
"Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'" Computerworld. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013.
This is an article that talks about how Obama recognizes the need for more American engineers. He isn’t even focusing on engineers with an especially high degree, just a bachelors degree. This article points out how just a few changes would increase the number of American engineers by a large percentile, but he fails to mention how the American youth might be left behind by poor high school education.
Gearon, Christopher J. "You're an Engineer? You're Hired." US News. U.S.News & World Report, 22 Mar. 2012. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/2012/03/22/youre-an-engineer-youre-hired>.
This article talks about the need for electrical engineers and other highly skilled working engineers. It touches on the fact that finding a job as an engineer is extremely easy to accomplish because of the fact that America simply doesn’t have enough of them.
Lehman, Chris. Personal Interview. 14 2 13.
Mr. Lehman discussed how science learning in Philadelphia was good in some areas, but lacked in others. He talked about the fact that some schools were very successful, but some weren’t. He also discussed his lack of faith in standardized science tests and their effectiveness.
United States. Educate to Innovate. Print. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/k-12/educate-innovate>.
This source illustrates the governments plan to increase the number of youths who are innovative science learners through devices that youths usually use, like a television. It discusses the multiple organizations that have all banded together to try and improve America’s science education system.