WASHINGTON (AP) -- Science and math have zoomed to the top of the nation's education agenda. Yet Amanda Cook, a parent of two school-age girls, can't quite see the urgency.
"In Maine, there aren't many jobs that scream out 'math and science,"' said Cook, who lives in Etna, in the central part of the state. Yes, both topics are important, but "most parents are saying you're better off going to school for something there's a big need for."
Janelane: Oh. My. God. I think I've just had a stroke and heart attack.
Decius: Oh, so THATS what this place is coming to...
CNN: Parents don't see a crisis over science and math