We're finding that across the country that these tutoring programs, afternoon sessions are making a big difference. But we're also finding that not enough parents and students are knowledgeable about the options.
This is a major new initiative of the president. It is a major initiative of the Department of Education.
I urge each of you to think seriously about the vision Dr. Daniel puts forth and think about what you can do to make it happen.
In the world in which we live today, everybody needs a foundation in math and science. What we're talking about is the success of our next generation. We face the fundamental fact -- we won the Cold War, capitalism prevailed, and we have 3 billion new competitors.
In the Information Age, they are going to need a stronger foundation in math and science. This is about every child needing a foundation in math and science.
In the world in which we live today, everybody needs a foundation in math and science. If you want to be an auto mechanic today, you have to understand algebra.
We can't know that every single student will have had the opportunity to take these courses. But we believe we set up enough options that it's likely that a vast number of students would have had the opportunity.