Per the link ...
As Susan Jacoby, author of "The Age of American Unreason," wrote: "Every shortcoming of American governance is related in some fashion to the knowledge deficit of the public." And our knowledge deficit is growing:
For the first time in America's history, this generation will be less educated than the last.
Sixty-eight percent of public school third-graders cannot read proficiently.
We're 19th among young people with a high school or associate degree.
Where we once led the world in the number of young people with college degrees, we're now in 12th place.
We're 52nd in the quality of university math and science instruction.
Reading among all ages is declining rapidly. Forty percent of Americans under 44 haven't read a book this year. Growing numbers of young people read nothing except required school assignments.
Nearly 50 percent of all graduate students in the sciences in the U.S. are foreigners, most of whom will return to their home countries.
Pinche posted this at #1.
Question: when you look at each of these bullets, this evolved over time. Is there a graph that shows each bullets ascent/descent over the past 50 years?
To this I ask, did either reverse the trend, or has both parties continued the downward trend?
I have found both parties suck.
As for school, my area has too many above the principal. When I was in school, there was a principal over the teachers. There was ONE administrator over all the principals - about a total of 12 schools. No other layers. Today, my area has so many people that are 'administration' outside of the actual schools, that when cuts are made, it's at the schools, not within the admin.