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Obama Meeting With Silicon Valley Executives To Discuss Technology & Education

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President Obama recently headed out west to meet with a handful of Silicon Valley executives and venture capitalists. While the exact agenda was unconfirmed by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, according to a recent report, meeting is thought to be regarding the President's technology and education agenda. Carney said "there's alot of support among leaders of this industry for our education agenda. He added, "there's a great need in the technology industry for well-educated, appropriately educated Americans in science and technology, engineering and math.”

According to the report, the executives were not available for comment following the meeting. Facebook representative said that Zuckerberg "looks froward to speaking with President Obama and fellow technology leaders about the value of innovation to economic growth, jobs, and U.S competitiveness."

According to a recent report, Obama is asking congress for more spending on education despite his proposal for a five-year freeze on government spending. Obama says an educated work force will attract jobs and help the U.S compete with the rest of the world.

 

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