In his address from Troy, N.Y. on Monday, September 21, President Obama called for an increased focus on education and innovation to “prepare students for 21st century jobs, and to prepare America for a 21st century global economy.”

“We know that the nation that out-educates us today will out-compete us tomorrow.  The ability of new industries to thrive depends on workers with the knowledge and know-how to contribute in those fields. Yet, today, our primary and secondary schools continue to trail many of our competitors, especially in key areas like math and...

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