A bipartisan legislative package aimed at reforming K-12 science, math, and technology education was introduced into the House of Representatives in mid-April by Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers, R-Mich., and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas.

Collectively known as the National Science Education Acts of 2000 (NSEA), the legislation consists of three separate bills addressing the nation's low performance in—and students' low attraction to—math and science.

The package also tackles the need for recruiting and retaining top-quality high-tech teachers.

"It is vital that every effort be made to correct an unfortunate growing trend of inadequate interest

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