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Why Science and Math Literacy are Key to Caribbean Development
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Why Science and Math Literacy are Key to Caribbean Development

The lack of racial diversity in the tech industry is a big problem, one that Silicon Valley’s largest firms are trying to solve. For companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, a more diverse workplace means a better grasp of what customers want, which translates into increased sales and bigger profits. The Caribbean region, with its diverse population, stands to benefit from this turning tide, but the region’s capacity to seize the opportunity still depends on the ability of its leaders to make some critical choices. How should Caribbean leaders take advantage of this and other opportunities presented by the global tech industry? Part of the answer must be a deliberate decision to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM education. ...