Is our failing educational system indicative of the future of the nation?
Today the US ranks 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading compared to students in 27 industrialized countries. As the Federal government and unions exercise greater control over our schools our children fail in a competitive world and America diminishes. Is this incompetence, greed or the agenda of anti-exceptionalism?
I would say yes. Unfortunately, the American educational system has focused more on teaching kids to think a certain way (mostly leftist ideas) instead of giving them a good education in math, grammar, science, etc...If not corrected, we will continue to lose good paying technical jobs to those from other countries.
I believe it's a combination of those three things you mentioned. For some people it's more important to be tolerant than to be proficient in math, reading, writing, etc.
The failing educational system is a serious cause for alarm. Things like slashed funding, poor meal plans and politically cherry-picked text books is inexcusable. People in the U.S. are still debating creationism as a viable alternative to evolution. If we keep trying to drag this country backwards then we can expect a degradation of each successive generation.
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