Science-minded educators have lamented that federally mandated math and reading tests have taken valuable class time away from science instruction. Those same educators have voiced hope that science testing under NCLB will bring a renewed focus to instruction in the topic. Since there is so much pressure on students passing state mandated tests, there really isn't enough time for 'quality' education. Teachers have to focus mostly on one subject than they have to another one because there is pressure put on them to make sure students pass reading, math and writing. Science is an important subject, but there isn't enough emphasis put on it. Now since states are required to test students now once a year, I can see this changing. Children need to know science just like the need to know reading, writing and math. All the subjects will play a part in their life one way or another one. If teachers were allowed to teach what children are suppose to learn then children will have more knowledge in all subjects.