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Clinton discusses importance of STEM education

Former President Bill Clinton discussed the importance of educating students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related fields Sunday during the closing Clinton Global Initiative University service event at Gateway STEM High School, Student Life reports. “So here we are, in this outpost of opportunity, right in the heart of America, right in the heart of St. Louis, committing to giving the right sort of future to the right sort of folks,” he said. “We’re going to do what we can during this service project today to help them along the way.” According to Clinton, Gateway serves as a metaphor and symbol of America’s future. In the last three years, there were 120,000 job openings in the country just in computer science fields, and the aggregate number of people that graduated with these degrees was roughly 40,000. Clinton believes these statistics point to a need for immigration reform and arguments for more schools like Gateway in the future…

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