The US is failing to produce and retain sufficient numbers of qualified math and science teachers to keep America internationally competitive. It is estimated that the US will need 280,000 more math and science teachers by 2015. Talented math and science teachers with strong content knowledge are urgently needed to help students reach their potential.Learn More
I applaud this 21st century education program. Our nation needs more professionals with advanced skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has never been greater. To meet this challenge, the US must expand its cadre of talented mathematics and science teachers in the public school system. Again, I endorse the National Math and Science Initiative.