Judge the DOE by their results...failure. Test scores of US citizens continue to decline relative to the rest of the world including 3rd world countries.
We can successfully make a case for the idea that the DOE has deliberately dumbed down our population. Why?
Better consumers, maybe? I don't know.
But we are paying more per student and receiving less for it. Sounds like all the money is going into pensions and wages for the public teachers union.
Let's see, a teacher works 8 months out of the year and makes 50k or more plus health care and pension and can continue receiving all this without actually working if they are accused of reprehensible offenses, but not convicted, because they are not prosecuted.
How many of you make 50k a year plus all those benefits for only 8 months of work???
Anyone ever wonder how is it that the tuition at all of our universities has soared over the last three years while we have had massive deflation for most everything? Why is it that their pay increases while our pay decreases?
Same with the federal government employees? Why is their pay going up for cost of inflation and other reasons, while for those that receive social security have not seen a cost of inflation increase, since the feds say there is no inflation for seniors? Unless you are a senior member of society (eg. Senator, Congressman)?