Recently science-based snarker Bad Astronomy reports that President Obama is attempting to promote more science education, And Frankly, it's about time.
Unfortunately, I expect a backlash. America's right is in such an angry mood that they'd denounce anything he did. If he praised food, they'd scream about how it violated the rights of anorexics. If he spoke out in favor of driving, they'd all demand trains to everywhere.
It does not help that lately the American right has all but declared itself the archenemy of science lately, what with its love of creationism, and marked hostility towards all things stem cell or climate.