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The United States of America is a leading nation within our world community. When a country is a leader within our international "global community" there are expectations that must be met both in terms of the global market as well as the creation of individuals who can sustain such a level of greatness in terms of intellectual capacity as well as the desire to compete and win. In the close review of current youngsters, many of our nation's children do not possess the intellectual capacity or where-with-all to assist America in maintaining its' status as a major "global leader". The implementation of STEM (Science, Technology and Math) and other educational initiatives are great in terms of their "intentionality" but the impact still has not positioned the United States of American to keep pace with the complexities of our global community and 21st century standards both in terms of a quality workforce or an economy that is vibrant enough to be an icon of growth and development consistent with a leading nation. The critical question then remains, will the United States of America be able to maintain its' status as a "global leader" and will we be able to create youth who can take charge and compete globally???
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