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Great: Confidence in U.S. Public Schools Hits Historic Low

Issac2 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 5:36 PM
Let's have "Separation of School and State". Complete decentralization. Slay the government education beast and let parents settle the question for themselves. We've run the experiment and having entrenched empire-building bureaucratic interests educate 85% of American children is a downward spiraling disaster. The kids are poorly educated and the state governments go broke. Who thinks we need more of that? The real mystery is why any Christian or Conservative would send their own kids into a system that seeks to indoctrinate those kids into an antithetical worldview.

A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows that only 29 percent of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in public schools.

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It seems American confidence in public schools has steadily declined over the years; after all, it's dropped nearly 30 percentage points since the survey was first conducted in 1973. Meanwhile, the federal government has spent roughly $2 trillion since 1965 on efforts to raise overall student...