In the year 2000, the Glenn Commission said:
"The teaching pool in mathematics and science is inadequate to meet our current needs; many classes in these subjects are taught by unqualified and underqualified teachers. Our inability to attract and keep good teachers grows. As a result, newer, technologically oriented industries are having trouble finding enough qualified employees from among those teachers’ students. Worse, creativity atrophies and innovation suffers."
Wasn't anybody listening?
Before It's Too Late
A Report to the Nation from The National Commission
on Mathematics and Science Teaching
for the 21st Century