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Obama’s New Math-Science Education Bill

By Alyson Klein — May 21, 2008 1 min read

From contributing blogger Alyson Klein:

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, planned to introduce a bill today...on education!

The measure, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., is aimed at better coordinating the myriad of programs geared toward improving math and science education. For instance, it would establish an Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education within the U.S. Department of Education.

The political message behind the legislation could be a three-for-the-price-of-one for Obama. It could paint him as an advocate of good government, a proponent of improving teaching and curriculum, and a policymaker with his eye on the all-important global competitiveness issue.

Here’s hoping that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., or Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., decide to get in on some of that action by putting out their own education measures….

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