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INVENTING THE INVENTORS

The United States is far from a meritocracy when it comes to creating the next generation of innovators.

STUDENTS WITH THE POTENTIAL to be America’s next Einstein can be identified in elementary school, yet most won’t grow up to be innovators. So where’s the disconnect? Researchers from the Equality of Opportunity

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