President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative

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After the Soviet Union fired the first satellite into orbit, a crash program led the US to revolutionize science and technology. Now, China, India--even South Korea and Singapore--are putting the US to shame when it comes to high skills and innovation.  They're turning out PhD's in science and engineering, pushing unfettered inquiry where the US once was unrivaled.  On this archived edition of To the Point, President Bush says his Competitiveness Initiative will restore American leadership, but will cuts in basic education still put the country in economic jeopardy?

Credits

Guests:
Richard Garnick - President of North American Services for Keane, Rajesh Setty - Chairman of CIGNEX Technologies, Janet Murguia - President and Ceo of National Council of La Raza, Deborah Wince Smith - President of the Council on Competitiveness

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Karen Radziner