1. Are STEM Schools the Future of Education?
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Jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math are expected to increase exponentially faster than jobs in other fields. M.E.T.S. Charter School’s Bruce Cerra says he’s doing more for students with less money, thanks to his ability to work on a smaller scale and focus more individual attention on each student. Motorola Solutions CTO Paul Steinberg says his company has provided $4.4 million this year to support STEM education, which he says will ensure that the next generation of students stays competitive in STEM fields.
2. Is Leasing a Car Right for You?
Americans looking to get behind the wheel of a new car are flocking to auto leases, which hit a record high of 28% in Q2. Kiplinger auto writer Jessica Anderson says the popularity of leasing has to do with the economy, and for people whose auto needs may change in the next few years, leasing can be a smart financial decision.
3. Lack of Overseas Support for a Strike on Syria?
Gen. Jack Keane, U.S. Army (Ret.) says the proposed strike seems to be fixated on deterring the use of chemical weapons. He hopes that if the U.S. pursues military intervention, it should be significant enough to change the momentum in favor of rebel forces in Syria.
4. U.S. Too Slow to Act on Syria?
Is Obama’s indecisiveness on Syria affecting the United States’ stature on a world stage? Billionaire investor Mort Zuckerman says President Obama’s statements have hurt U.S. credibility in the Middle East, both in Syria and in Iran.