01/29/2014 04:09 pm ET Updated Jan 29, 2014

Obama Pushes STEM In State Of The Union

President Obama once again put the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) crisis front and center in his State of the Union address.

"Think about the America within our reach: A country that leads the world in educating its people. An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs," he said.

Last year, Obama said America needed to train 100,000 STEM teachers over the next 10 years. He took a different tack last night, asking Congress to pass legislation that would retrain 2 million out-of-work Americans with skills they need to take high-tech jobs.