What role did education have in making this country great?

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    If we don't educate our children, what will the future of America be like?
     
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    Pretty big role I would say. But it was a lot better before the Federal government got involved.
     
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    If you call social promotion and grading on a curve education then the future will be more of what we have now which is kids that can't compete.
     
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    I'm still waiting for the other shoe.
     
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    Parents make a mistake in relying on public education which increasingly sees itself as social laboratories rather than institutions of learning. Home schooling is one option, private school is another. There are supplemental schools too, outside of public school hours and on week-ends that will educate children. For the poor, there is the library and parental encouragement to self-educate as well as working with their chiilden to get an education is spite of public school.
     
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    Many of the great thinkers and inventors in our history did not have college educations and some didn't finish high school.
     
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    You should check out the public school system in Washington, D.C.

    You know, our nation's Capitol?

    It's the public school system Obama chose not to send his children to.

    Me neither.

    It's pathetic.

    It's filthy.

    It's unsafe.

    It smells.

    When I lived on Bolling AFB - my kids went to St. Thomas More.

    I wouldn't get caught dead in a DC public school - and those schools should be the "Shining Example" for the rest of the country to emulate.

    Instead? Pathetic.
     
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    This a typical Deanie thread...

    If you don't agree to more Federal dollars spent on education and more Federal control of education...then you "hate" children and don't want to see them educated which makes you an evil person. This despite the fact that under decades of increased Federal control, we already spend more per child than any other industrialized nation, yet our kids are learning less.
     
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    The best thing we can do for children's education is to admit that the public education system has failed beyond the point where it can be fixed. Find another way. The worst thing we can do is take the failed policies of K-12 education and extend it into college education. Much of the same failures have already been implemented making it worse won't help.
     
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    "Make better" is not a policy. Give examples please.
     

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