"Particularly to our young people, we would love you for the good of America, for the happiness of yourself, to really consider getting involved in STEM," said the senator. "I can tell you this from my experience: you'll find it extremely useful and fun in your life."
Sen. Schumer urged parents and children to explore STEM fields, arguing society may have reached the "saturation level" for lawyers, but not at all for scientists. Even if science is not a child's calling, the senator believes systemic thinking is an indispensable skill for any career.
Bush's reliance on written communications presages his habits as an elected official. As governor, he was known to spend up to 30 hours a week on email and so adored his BlackBerry that he insisted on featuring the device in his official portrait.
The archives at the Bush and Reagan libraries contain more than 1,200 pages of documents relating to Bush, capturing dozens of exchanges between him and the White House staff. But even that may represent just a fraction of his messages, since the archives are incomplete.
At present, we are staggeringly far from that reality. Huge swaths of New York State lack reliable broadband infrastructure. Slow and spotty Internet access is a problem in New York City, Long Island, throughout the Southern Tier lakeside, along the St. Lawrence, and everywhere in between. In some commercial districts it's still difficult to get a broadband connection at all.
Worse, deficiencies in this essential service also compound inequality. Inadequate broadband infrastructure and unnecessarily high prices exclude members of underserved communities and low-income residents from accessing resources online in their homes. Yet we know that affordable, high-speed, broadband Internet is critical for finding work in today's economy.
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