Maggie Daley testifies on education

July 30, 2009 (WASHINGTON) Mrs. Daley testified before a House subcommittee. She talked about Chicago's effort to improve science, technology, engineering and math education inside and outside the classroom.

"These are subjects sometimes people are leery of and so i think that it's really important to think about how we're going to get people motivated, young people to have these subjects light the light for them in learning," said Maggie Daley.

Mrs. Daley says after school programs, done in cooperation with private companies, have helped get Chicago school kids involved in science education. She says it's vital in keeping America competitive in the global economy.

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