Renewing the American Spirit

Patriot Week begins on 9/11 and ends on 9/17 (the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution (Constitution Day)) and renews America’s spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. This blog is dedicated to keeping the spirit of Patriot Week - and America - alive all year long.....

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Nation at Risk - STILL

During the early years of the Reagan administration, it published A Nation at Risk, which reported that there was a crisis in our educational system that threatened our ability to compete and succeed in the global economy.  Over 25 years later, its the same old story.

According to a recent report from the Council on Foreign Relations, "educational failure puts the United States' future economic prosperity, global position, and physical safety at risk."  About 25% of students drop out of school, and only 22% of high school students are ready for college in the core topics.  We are well past the time of diagnosing the problem - in fact, we have had two sets of K-12 generations begin and graduate since Reagan sounded the alarm.  Time to make some real changes in education.

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