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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

GaryAZ Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:10 PM
relative to your perception. I was a Republican for MANY years until after the election of 2008. I saw the progressive influence in both parties. Makes them one in the same. Real Americans are "behind every blade of grass". The Japanese knew this. They knew who the REAL sleeping giant was. Wasn't the government of the time.

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...