Starr (1988) documents the United States as being in an
ever weakening global position. For example, he reports on
the demand for an increasingly educated and technical work
force and contrasts this with the supply of high school
graduates ill equipped for either college or the work force.
Many Americans find today's rapidly changing world a
bewildering and alien place to live and to work as they
intentionally, or unintentionally, recoil from the technical
means upon which they must rely and try to cope and adapt
This editorial examines how the United States is
failing in its attempt to educate and professionally prepare
our youth. The critique is followed with a proposed
technology education teacher preparation curriculum that
attempts to reflect today's global, technological society.