Governor Urges Emphasis on Math & Science in Missouri Schools

JANUARY 24, 2006 - Posted at 3:17 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Governor Blunt is urging a renewed emphasis on math and science in Missouri schools.

Blunt announced plans today for a math and science summit to be held in April with educators, business people and private organizations.

During a speech to the Missouri School Boards' Association, he addressed the nation's growing need for people in math and science fields.

If current trends continue, Blunt says that more than 90 percent of all scientists and engineers in the world will be living in Asia by 2010.

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