Sooner or later, some nation will give up its attachment to the traditional education model – visualize outside the box for just a moment – and realize that there is an enormous competitive advantage to be gained - as well as a fortune of money to be saved - by undertaking the initial expense to put all human knowledge online and make it available to its citizens in an accredited degree earning format. In less than a year, the United States could be that nation.
American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there's enough blame for all participants to have their fair share. They include students who are hostile and alien to the education process, uninterested parents, teachers and administrators who either are incompetent or have been beaten down by the system, and politicians who've become handmaidens for teachers unions. There's another education issue that's neither flattering nor comfortable to confront and talk about. That's the low academic preparation of many teachers. That's an issue that must be confronted and dealt with if we're to improve the quality of education. Let's look at...
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