• Florida, R. (2005). The flight of the creative class. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
  • Friedman, T.L. (2005). The world is flat: A brief history of the twenty-first century. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Prestowitz, C. (2005). Three billion new capitalists: The great shift of wealth and power to the east. New York, NY: Basic Books.
  • Reports Reviewed
  • Achieve, Inc. and National Governors Association. (2005). America's high schools: The front line in the battle for our economic future. Washington, DC: Achieve, Inc. and National Governors Association.
  • Achieve, Inc. and National Governors Association. (2005). An action agenda for improving America's high schools. 2005 National Education Summit on High Schools. Washington, DC: Achieve, Inc. and National Governors Association.
  • Achieve, Inc. (2005). Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work? A Study of Recent High School Graduates, College Instructors, and Employers. Washington, DC: Peter D. Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies.
  • American Electronics Association (AEA). (2005). Losing the competitive advantage? The challenge for science and technology in the United States. Washington, DC: American Electronics Association (AEA).
  • Barton, P. (2002). Meeting the need for scientists, engineers, and an educated citizenry in a technological society. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
  • Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF). (2005). A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics & science education.
  • Business-Higher Education Forum. (2005). Building a nation of learners: The need for changes in teaching and learning to meet global challenges.
  • Business Roundtable. (2005). Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative. Washington, DC: Business Roundtable.
  • Coble, C. & Allen, M. (2005). Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education. Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States.
  • Committee for Economic Development. (2003). Learning for the future: Changing the culture of math and science education to ensure a competitive workforce. New York, NY: Committee for Economic Development.
  • The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). (2000). Learning for a living: A blueprint for high performance. A SCANS Report for America 2000. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Task Force on the Future of American Innovation. The knowledge economy: Is the United States losing its competitive edge? Benchmarks of Our Innovation Future, February 16, 2005.