Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in these areas is declining.
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
Too many vital education dollars that should be spent in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.
Overseas, America's fighting men and women have been waging war against those who would attack America and plunge the world into a period of darkness, and their success can easily be seen.
While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen.
Ethanol and biodiesel allow people to burn a cleaner form of energy.
The lack of substantial resources and staffing along the Northern U.S. border poses a real security threat.
Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.
But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions.
We must conserve our environment and pass it on to our children in as good or better condition than it was passed to us.
There are some scary statistics out there: one in five kids aged 10-17 have received a sexual solicitation or approach via the Internet.
We must be willing to pay inspiring math and science teachers, who have high paying alternatives in industry, more to teach and reward students who take more challenging courses in high school.
As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's tradition of focusing on education.
This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.
I was the first boy in the Kennedy family to graduate from college.
The United States armed forces and coalition troops deserve recognition and support for their work to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and ensure the safety and security of the American people, civilians abroad, and the people of Iraq.
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