It’s official now.
“It's important to understand if children don't have those skill sets (in maths and science) needed to compete with a child from India, or a child from China, the new jobs will be going there," Bush told students and teachers at the Parkland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology outside Washington DC.India’s technical institutes may not figure in the top 10 colleges on Science and tech. in world but we are still able to compete with the best and produce some of the best technically skilled people. I think more than the institutes it’s our survival instinct and winners mindset to beat the odds that makes Indians so successful wherever they go whatever they do.
Bush's initiatives stems from recent studies that paint a grim picture of declining US competitiveness in the face of the rising number of science and engineering graduates from China and India.