In my small town we needed an Algebra teacher. What we got was an English teacher who had trouble with a calculator.
Needless to say, most student cannot even use a tape ruler.
Was always asked to hire kids for summer work. After awhile had to stop. Kids were dumb as a brick. This is not to say we are without those with intelligence. However, they have to learn on their own, and to their credit they do. They need to hire these kids and fire the teachers.
Are you aware the US Constitution specifically states that education is the direct responsibility of the individual States. Why do governors even allow anyone from the Federal Government into the State?
Probably money; to hell with the children!