In 2005 the National Academies issued a major report titled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” that looked at the future of higher education in the United States in the context of national economic competitiveness. Dan Atkins discussed this work at a keynote talk in one of our meetings.
Today, the Academies have published an update to this report, authored by the surviving members of the same committee (except for two who currently hold cabinet positions in the Obama administration), titled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5”.
There’s a press release at the National Academies site:
and the report itself can be downloaded as a free PDF from:
Scary but important reading.