It's not an argument, just a statement: Engineers in America come overwhelmingly from one demographic category - white males. The reason for this isn't that high school girls and minorities aren't engineering prospects. Indeed, according to Irving McPhail, EVP of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, when given the skills to actually perform university level engineering work, minority students excel. Unfortunately, too few high school graduates are ready to tackle college-level engineering. It's one thing to establish a school centered on engineering, it's another to figure out just what to teach, especially to children who may not have a solid grounding in the fundamentals of math and science. Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization, has been providing an advanced, engineering-oriented curriculum for schools for a decade.
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