"Due to a lack of coordination, coherence and cooperation, these investments result in little return," Honda said. "In 2009, according to the NAEP, the average science score for 12th graders was lower than in 1996, and showed no significant change from 2000."
Honda called President Obama's announcement "only the beginning of what is required of us."
"For our nation to remain a leader in scientific advancement and technological innovation, we must strengthen America's schools and provide them with the resources and curriculum they need to succeed," Honda said. "We can afford nothing less. Our future depends on it."