H.Con.Res.57 - To express the sense of the Congress that science, mathematics, and technology education should be a national priority.101st Congress (1989-1990)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14] (Introduced 02/23/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/05/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Select Education. (All Actions)|
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HCON 57 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 57 To express the sense of the Congress that science, mathematics, and technology education should be a national priority. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 23, 1989 Mr. SAWYER submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor CONCURRENT RESOLUTION To express the sense of the Congress that science, mathematics, and technology education should be a national priority. Whereas there is a strong correlation between the quality of education and the economic competitiveness of the Nation; Whereas the need for improvement in education is acute in the areas of science, mathematics, and technology; Whereas a national science education policy must be sensitive to the goals of (1) ensuring that all young persons achieve a level of technological literacy adequate to prepare them for the demands of a scientific and technologically oriented society; and (2) fulfilling the need for a deep pool of talented American leaders in science and technological research and development; Whereas numerous research reports indicate the Nation is not achieving these goals; Whereas the most recent assessment of educational progress in the United States reveals that a majority of 17-year-olds are poorly equipped for informed citizenship and productive performance in the workplace; and Whereas women and minorities, who will comprise 85 percent of the entering workforce by the year 2000, continue to be underserved by science and mathematics: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that-- (1) this Nation should dedicate its resources to the development of a broad pool of citizens who are functionally literate in science, mathematics, and technology; (2) a national science education policy in the coming decade should address the crucial need areas of-- (A) serving students who traditionally have been underserved and underexposed to the disciplines of science, mathematics, and technology, including students from remote geographical areas and students from inner city areas; (B) curriculum development with strong emphasis on reinforcing science and mathematics concepts at each grade level; and (C) preparing teachers adequately for these disciplines; and (3) this national challenge can be met through the Nation's schools with strong leadership from Federal, State, and local governments and with long-term commitments from the civic, business, and engineering communities.