I want to be careful not to turn this forum into a political debate.  However, I do like some of Barack Obama’s comments about moving America’s education system into the 21st century.  He recognizes that America’s future economic strengths lie in science and innovation.  It sounds like Obama wants to invest in science and technology, as well as a more comprehensive assessment framework that involves critical thinking and problem solving skills.  I place the video here simply as an information resource, but feel free to comment if you support or oppose his viewpoints.