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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

South Side Of Chicago Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 11:41 PM
I love my job, earn my salary and I am a benefit to my school. I gladly work hours after the school day ends and everyone in my family knows that Sunday (not Monday) is my first day of the week, so don't invite me to anything, I can't go. I'm grading and planning. I teach kids that would scare you to death and make you look like a wimp in front of your wife as you speed past my school because you can't even drive in neighborhoods where I walk and thrive. My kids grow, my kids go to college, my kids learn morals, ethics and the value of working your butt off from me. And I'm the norm, not the exception. My job is wonderful and challenging at the same time and you couldn't do it if someone paid you 3 times what I make. You know nothing.

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...