H.Con.Res.366 - Expressing the sense of Congress that increasing American capabilities in science, mathematics, and technology education should be a national priority.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 06/03/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Science and Technology | Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/05/2008 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 366 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 2d Session H. CON. RES. 366 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 5, 2008 Received and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions _______________________________________________________________________ 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.