Ever since the federal government has gotten involved in the education of our nation’s young, the competitive abilities of those students have been in a constant freefall. Whereas America used to be first in the world, since the government started meddling in it we have fallen to #18. Here is the latest breakdown:
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
- United States
As far as states are concerned, before the fed’s stared poking around where they don’t belong, Iowa ranked #1 in America and the Iowa Basic Skills Test was the standard for all states to measure their own programs. Now, the ranking of states (according to USA Today and Education Week) is:
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Rhode Island
- North Dakota
Does this mean that other states have gotten that much better, or more likely, the federal government has dummied down the education system?
Since the feds started messing with the education system in 1965 under President Lyndon Johnson, there have been too many new regulations to even count yet we continue to fall.
So, today’s thought is:
When a provider has proven to be inept, it is time to find a new provider. ~ ME