Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind leaves on an education mission to China Friday. The La Crosse Democrat is a member of the House Education Committee. He wants to study the country's investment in math, science and engineering.
Kind says China has invested heavily in educational and job training programs in the three areas. He says a similar effort in the U-S would lead to better paying jobs and give America a more competitive edge in the global economy.
Kind will visit Beijing and Shanghai and meet with educational, work force and industry leaders. He returns March 28th.