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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

elko-mike Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 9:43 PM
This is the result of the government monopoly on education. The government owns 2 of the 3 big care companies ... a monopoly is at hand. If Obamacare survives the federal government will get a monopoly on our health care. It has (or had) a monopoly on retirement until it messed up and let people have 401(k) plans, but worry not for the Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (GRAs) are rattling around in Liberal Land. Yep, it takes a government monopoly to really screw things up.

I understand that we are more than $16 Trillion in debt and unemployment has been above eight percent for 43 straight months, but education reform is a moral imperative that cannot wait:

We have a crisis in our schools. This is not a new revelation, but it needs to be stated regardless, particularly at the start of another academic year and at a time when America is struggling to compete in the very fields — math, science, technology — that are defining the global economy. Consider that U.S. high school students graduate with just a 32 percent proficiency...