I think we are going about education reform all wrong, but it never gets done the way we personally like. There is a particular part that I think we should look at. There are some things we can all agree on, the first is that a college education is a requirement. Why not extend mandatory schooling, i.e. grades 13-16. Kids can already stay on the parents insurance until they are 24/25? They already live in the basement and mooch off the parent anyway. Let college go back to being the place where you specialize in your field. In these extended grades is where they do paid internships, take all the college basics (math, computers, language, etc.). They live at home or on their own, attend the same school, and learn to become young adults. The money saved on wasted unfocused education would be over. College has gone from a four year degree to a six year degree, because they say our kids aren't prepared. These extra grades would fix that. Not everyone needs a college education, but we definately need more that a high school education. I believe this would fix the problem or go along way to helping.