President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative

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After the Soviet Union fired the first satellite into orbit, a crash program led the US to revolutionize science and technology. Now, among high school seniors in the world's top countries, the US ranks 16th in science and 19th in math. China, India--even South Korea and Singapore--are putting the US to shame, turning out highly skilled, innovative PhDs in science and engineering, pushing unfettered inquiry where the US once was unrivaled. President Bush says his Competitiveness Initiative will restore American leadership. But why make cuts in basic education? Will he give with one hand and take with the other, leaving the country in economic jeopardy? Where are the rocket scientists when we need them?
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American Competitiveness Initiative

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