If you want to be a world leader in science and technology, it's important that your kids learn all about the science that makes technology work, right? Physics forms the backbone of our understanding of the universe, but our high school physics curriculum are more than a little lacking when it comes to things from the past 150 years.

MinutePhysics explains the situation perfectly in this open letter to the US President, and while its hard to imagine Obama sitting down and watching YouTube videos, maybe the message will get to the right people sometime, somehow. Do you think any of it is relevant here in the UK, or have we got the better end of the stick with our education? Tell us below, or go bone up on some physics. [YouTube]