Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Congressman Holt

The former physics professor and current congressman from the great state of New Jersey asks What nation has he been leading?:
President Bush seems to be talking about a different nation than the one he has been leading for five years.

As a scientist I've been urging for years that we do more in the area of science and math education. The comments of the President tonight would sound good if you did not know the history of his budgets and legislation. Last year Republicans provided less than one-third of the promised investment in the Math and Science Partnerships for K - 12 students. Republicans have shortchanged by one-third the Tech Talent Program which helps kids learn computers and technology. They have failed to enact the recommendation of the John Glenn Commission to increase the number and training of science teachers.
Yes, these are problems, but … Look! Manimals!