September 21st, 2009
12:18 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama urges investment in high-tech education

President Obama on Monday pushed his plans to make the nation's economy more stable in the future by investing in education for high-tech industries.

Speaking at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y., Obama emphasized the need to encourage entrepreneurship and international

He also reiterated his call for increased investment in green energy technology, electronic health records and manufacturing advanced vehicles.

"Our strategy begins where innovation so often does: in the classroom and in the laboratory - and in the networks that connect them to the broader economy," the president said in prepared remarks. "These are the building blocks of innovation: education, infrastructure, and research."

The administration says its under its new innovation strategy, $100 billion of economic stimulus funds will be used to support innovation,
additional support for education, infrastructure and other investments.

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  1. Reagan was wrong

    Of course the GOP is against this and of course will frame this as some sort of kickback to that perennial GOP boogie man, the oh-so-scary "union".

    An educated public is a public that will question garbage like "death panels" and "socialism", that gets its news from many sources rather than just FOX news, and that cannot be scared into complacency. These sorts of tactics are all that the GOP has left, so a populace that is not susceptible to these presents a real problem for the GOP.

    September 21, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. Sam Sixpack

    All one needs is a modest grasp on arithmetic to know that taking $500 billion out of Medicare means pulling the plug on somebody's grandmother.

    September 21, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |

    This will be great for all young Americans including my son and daughter. This goes to show that this President does want the best for all of us.
    Republicans will find something to critize this stimulus package.
    Heck they have already talked down health care reform, ending the war in Iraq etc..etc......

    September 21, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. Sam Sixpack

    You would think with his high-tech education he might, after eight years, have a clue about what to do in Afghanistan. Now, after eight months of unrestricted access to each and every Afghanistan assessment ever done, he chooses to leave our kids dangling in front of the Taliban. The faithful know he’s just endangering the kids long enough to suck that $500 billion out of Grandma’s healthcare. Is this the change you voted for?

    September 21, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  5. Michael Hsu

    Wow, another stimulus giveaway to another union labor (i.e., teachers' union).

    The last stimulus money got used to pay union laborers to repave new streets that didn't need repaving. (what a waste of tax dollars).

    September 21, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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