Teaching Innovation Isn't For America

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, NTIA September 29th, 2009

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The United States is losing ground in innovation sweepstakes to Japan, Denmark and other nations, according to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. This is mainly because these and other nations have designed and funded federal policies to spur innovation, while America has not, says the think thank.

At an event scheduled for October 6, Kevin Huffman, executive vice president of Teach for America, will be presenting his article “Education: Bringing Innovation to Scale,” and Howard Wial of the Brookings Institution will be presenting his article “Strategy: A National Innovation Foundation,” in a symposium titled “Race to Innovate.”

The Fall 2009 issue of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas features a symposium on “The Race to Innovate,” and examines policies in areas including finance, manufacturing, education, and creating new institutions. Among the other speakers include Andrei Cherny, founder of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Stephen Ezell, senior analyst at ITIF.

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