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Bart comments on U.S. competitiveness and innovation
As a young boy in Murfreesboro in November of 1957, I remember looking into the sky and seeing a blinking red dot pass overhead that struck fear into countless Americans. The Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik and the beginning of the space race marked a period of unprecedented investment in research and math and science education in this country.
In the half century since Sputnik, the United States became a world leader in science and technology, education, research and innovation. These efforts fueled the nation’s economy and allowed each generation of Americans to inherit a better standard of living than their parents. But I fear our country is coasting on investments we made 50 years ago. Today, with the rapid economic and technological advances of other countries, I fear we are now on the cusp of another Sputnik moment.
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