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[H. Con. Res. 366 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 366


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              June 5, 2008

Received and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
                                Pensions

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of Congress that increasing American capabilities 
in science, mathematics, and technology education should be a national 
                               priority.

Whereas the economic competitiveness of the Nation depends on strong science, 
        mathematics, and technology capabilities throughout the workforce;
Whereas the need for improvement in education is acute in the areas of science, 
        mathematics, and technology;
Whereas our national competitiveness strategy must include 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 United States National Assessment of Educational 
        Progress reveals that a majority of those 17 years of age are poorly 
        equipped for informed citizenship and productive performance in the 
        workplace;
Whereas by 2016, 35.4 percent of our workforce will be comprised of minority 
        workers, and 46.6 percent will be women; and
Whereas women and minorities continue to be underserved by and underrepresented 
        in science and mathematics: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of 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) substantially increasing science scholarships 
                and providing adequate financial resources to permit 
                students from underrepresented populations to study 
                science, mathematics, and technology; and
                    (B) actively involving National Science Foundation 
                involvement in curriculum development with strong 
                emphasis on reinforcing science and mathematics 
                concepts at each grade level; and
            (3) this national challenge can be met through strong 
        leadership from the White House Office of Science and 
        Technology Policy; other Federal, State, and local governments; 
        and with long-term commitments from the civic, business, and 
        engineering communities.

            Passed the House of Representatives June 4, 2008.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.