radical education reformThis election year education has been pushed aside, as we're busy witch hunting, race-baiting, and re-hashing every mouth-foaming issue from abortion to gay marriage. Yet, our schools are failing so severely that our children rank 24th in the world in science proficiency, 25th in math, and graduation rates in the U.S. have been plummeting since the 1970s.
In spite of these numbers being completely embarrassing and damaging, very few people are concerned enough about this issue. Which is one that, if solved (or improved), would have a direct effect on crime rates, teen pregnancy, poverty, and a host of other social ills. As parents, teachers, and administrators point fingers in every direction, the fact of the matter is everyone deserves a little of the blame for our failing schools.
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