Bush Math-Science Plan Gets Airing on Hill
Congressional panels take up proposals targeting same areas.
Congressional lawmakers and Bush administration officials pushed their separate proposals for improving math and science education last week at a series of mostly harmonious hearings that seemed to underscore their shared thinking on the issue.
“We’re all on the same train headed in the same direction,” Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who has introduced bipartisan legislation on the subject, said Feb. 28, at the first of three hearings on the subject in successive days.
Sen. Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s Subcommittee on Education and Early Childhood Development, is the sponsor of the Protecting America’s Competitive Edge Act. The measure would establish scholarships and other incentives aimed at raising the number of math and science teachers, and building students’...
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