19 August 2013
The Education System
Think the educational system is in trouble? We started out in Grammar School, where they taught us, among other things, grammar. If we passed all the strict tests, we finally made it to High School. After a while, the starting point was Elementary School, where they taught some things, mostly elementary stuff, Watson - maybe even grammar. High School was broken up into Middle School and High School. Why it didn't become Low, Middle and High, I'll never know. Finally, we have K-12, and it's anybodys guess what's taught there. Somewhere in that progression of name changes, our federal government decided we needed a Department of Education. What I'm trying to understand is - what did the millions of dollars we spent for that department do to improve our educational level? Anybody?