by James Quinn
The Burning Platform
The problems our educational system are incredibly complex, with several issues stemming from policies that seemingly are unrelated, but all end up leading back to our future voters.
For example: Two parent households had a single main bread winner, which meant one could stay home and ride herd on the children. As pay dropped for the single earner, the other had to go to work. Now both are out of the house, kids are left to their own devices. Parents begin to divorce in greater numbers, with financial concerns cited as the #1 cause of divorce. Schools are now being asked to raise children in addition to educating them. They do so with the rod and it hurts feelings. Eventually the state steps in, and turns all education centers into touchy-feely daycares.