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Ehlers Offers Remedies for Ailing U.S. System

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Science  21 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5465, pp. 419
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5465.419

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Joined by a fellow Republican and a Democrat, and with backing from scientific, professional, and educational societies, Representative Vern Ehlers (R-MI) last week unveiled three bills to improve science and math education in the nation's elementary and secondary schools. The long-awaited proposals would create several programs at the National Science Foundation and provide tax breaks and incentives for teachers to join and remain in the profession.