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Star Parker: Ben Carson on America's Education Challenge

KManInLaLa Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 2:00 AM
As has been amply shown, more money does not a good education make, especially in the public schools. The inmates (i.e. the students) are running the asylums and making it impossible for those who truly want to learn to do so. Once teachers can effectively deal with those who sabotage the classroom without worrying about the threat of lawsuits or termination from administrators who only care about API numbers (those who are a waste of resources), then results will improve, but under current situations, this is impossible. Privatize schooling, stigmatize bad behavior (BRING BACK SHAME!!), incentivize good student behavior and good teaching (those who teach and enforce the standards), and the situation can be rectified.

In the midst of the third presidential debate in Florida, which was supposedly about foreign policy, President Barack Obama interjected a few words about American education.

The rationale was not unreasonable. A better-educated America will be a better-performing and more internationally competitive America.

"Let's talk about what we need to compete. ... Let's take an example that we know is going to make a difference in the 21st century and that's our education policy," he said.

Unfortunately, as is so often the case with politicians, what we hear...