Education is a train wreck because half the kids are raised outside marriage and are not ready to learn when the show up at school. Schools have to spend a lot of time doing remedial parenting and discipline. These kids would rather tell the teacher to go to hell than learn something. So schools lower the bar to try to entertain kids instead of teaching them. We MUST reverse the trend of marriage absence in order to increase the numbers of children who go to school ready to learn, who go to college, and succeed in adulthood. The alternative is to run the nation like Chairman Mao, which Obama is trying to do as we speak.