Everyone, both citizen and politician talks about how important education is. Democrat and Republican says education is key in advancement, in moving this country forward and to continue to be major players in the world in everything. We all talk about how important a good education is, but no one does a danm thing about it. No Child Left Behind? Give me a break, all that means is no child fails. I think our government wants an uneducated and uninformed populace because that is easier to control. Read these boards, no one has an original thought or opinion. It's just the same crap over and over again except most of the time the words are misspelled. We have fallen behind in everything and it's because of our government. We have accepted to be mediocre to be second or third or last and we all say, "that's ok".