Friday, March 16, 2007

"In tests administered to eighth-graders nationally, California students score seventh lowest in math, third lowest in English and second lowest in science."

This was from the San Jose Mercury. Are we better off than Zimbabwe? The solution, of course, is to provide $32 billion more per year. Half of the problem is that we are educating a significant fraction of the Mexican citizenry who pay negligible taxes, but also consume other benefits. I won't protest this. The other half of the problem is the beautiful troglodytes of the teachers union and the not so beautiful troglodytes of the ACLU. The latter group couldn't care less if the children master science, but would go wild with hysteria if Darwin wasn't taught.

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