Everyone in this nation needs to read "Crayons to Condoms". Only after you have read the book will you understand how deliberate the dumbing down of our children has been. It started in 1903 when Upton Sinclair decided that the Gospel of St Marx should be the guiding factor in schools. Under Obama's so-called "race to the top", we are really racing to lower education to the very lowest possible denominator. Until we get hold of this, our nation will decline at an increasingly rapid rate. "No child left behind" was misguided. Race to the top is deliberate. Jimmy Carter invented the Department of Education. Only after it is abolished and control of schools returned to the local school boards do we have any hope to reverse the damage.