A. Barton Hinkle Says Sometimes the 'Makers' Act Like 'Takers'

Could American businesses learn from foreign ones a lesson in self-reliance?


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Listen to any group of business leaders for more than a minute and you'll get an earful about how there simply are not enough students "emerging from our public education system" with the necessary know-how. It's odd that the business community, which likes to think of itself as innovative and solution-oriented, is looking to the decades-old public education system to solve its worker-training problem. If there is such tremendous demand for technically literate employees, asks A. Barton Hinkle, why hasn't the business sector tried to meet it?