Before It's Too Late, A Report to the Nation from the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century
US Department of Education 2000 Washington, D.C.
From the Executive Summary:
The primary message of this report holds that America's students must improve their performance in mathematics and science if they are to succeed in today's world and if the United States is to stay competitive in an integrated global economy. The Report's second message points in the direction of a solution: the most direct route to improving mathematics and science achievement for all students is better mathematics and science teaching.