Robert Reich on what ails America:
We overlooked that our educational system left almost 80% of our young people unable to comprehend a news magazine and many others unprepared for work.
OK, so how do we cure that? There’s no shortage of money in the K-12 system*. Must be the way it’s spent therefore.
So, what, kill the teachers’ unions first?
*As an example, Baltimore, which is no one’s poster boy of a fine system, spends more per pupil, on a PPP adjusted basis, than Finland does. And Finland is considered perhaps the best school system in the world by the usual suspects.