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Our nation has begun to take science and the accomplishments of scientists in the United States for granted. The telephone, airplane, automobile, electric power, atomic fuel, vaccine, transplants, medicines--all of the discoveries of the past century--were expected outcomes of the US education and economic systems. But, we cannot rely on the past century for what will become the legacy of this country. Quality science teachers are essential to America's future.