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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

Stoic Patriot Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 10:00 AM
"but education reform is a moral imperative that cannot wait" I wouldn't call it a *moral* imperative, but your urgency is nonetheless warranted. "There is a solution to this crisis. We must increase competition." Wrong. China does a superb job in educating their kids, and they do it through the public sector. You need to change the culture, not the private-public breakdown.
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 10:25 AM
How many of their kids do the Chi-Coms educate superbly? Are you advocating our schools become more totalitarian?
lemmi Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 10:03 AM
OK I'm on board, how do we rid the culture of liberals.
traitorbill Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 10:39 AM
Let parents take over the schools, and do the job themselves. At least the teachers will care about educating the children.

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...