Good education begins with good parenting! The problem is not with our schools, our teachers, our buildings, our textbooks or education funding. We have by far the best school facilities in the world. Our teachers are among the most educated people in the country, most with one or more advanced degrees. While our textbooks have gotten so heavy that the kids are getting back problems from carrying them and they are laced with liberal biases, by and large our kids have the books they need.
The problem quite simply is that there is little or no motivation to learn emanating from the parents. Parents on welfare, SSI, and food stamps are too busy watching Idol or the Bachelor on their large-screen TV to insist on homework or bed times.