No wonder so many aren't ready for college. With the aid of the NEA-halfwits we aren't teaching anything that prepares the kids for much anyway. When I found out that Duke University has remedial courses offered that says it all, doesn't it? Too many employers are using a college degree these days as a way to get at least a high school educated candidate because they know the unpreparedness of the usual high schooler. In defense of the employers, I understand their reasoning. For such secondary incompetence we are spending a blooming fortune and worldwide we are an educational joke, as a result. The NEA/AFT are trade unions who really don't give a hang for outcomes as long as the extravagance continues for their membership.