There is Hope for Education in America! Andrew Campanella Tells Us Why

"We can't do this to kids. We are paying far too much money for a public education system that isn't working," says Vice President of National School Choice Week Andrew Campanella.  

Everyone knows that the U.S. education system is in trouble. Campanella offers a few words on how school choice week can help with promoting "access to better options and empowering parents and kids." 

According to Campanella, the U.S. ranks 35th in the world in math and literacy.

"Other countries are not just nipping at our heels educationally, they've lapped us," Campanella says.

Campanella contends that school choice offers real solutions to raising the bar and educating the next generation, and that it's not just empty words. 

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  • anon||

    Please, quit giving hope.

    It hurts when it's crushed.

  • Tony||

    Government education in trouble????

    That's unpossible!

  • ||

  • The Wine Commonsewer (TWC)||

    Thumbs up, Warty. Nice picture, too.

  • Sidd Finch||

    According to Campanella, the U.S. ranks 35th in the world in math and literacy.

    "Other countries are not just nipping at our heels educationally, they've lapped us," Campanella says.

    Campanella contends that school choice offers real solutions to raising the bar and educating the next generation, and that it's not just empty words.

    It's worse than empty words. There's no evidence that school choice could change the US international ranking much, and Campanella knows it.

  • Brother Grimm||

    People have been educating other people for thousands of years. How the hell did we get so bad at it?!?! And it all seemed to start getting bad when...... oh, right.

  • ||

    Our kids have gotten worse and more lazy.

  • Alice Bowie||

    No Hope.

    The School districts are setup to keep the kids on one side of the tracks or another.

    And libertarians will destroy the public school system and special ed kids will probably be left out.

    There is hope for families that can afford to send their kids to school though.

  • Blacksmithking||

    Sounds like libertarians are your bogeymen.

    "I heard a noise outside! Must be...libertarians!"

    Libertarians: "Defuuuuund government. Defuuuuund. Freeeeee markets."

    "You monsters! What about special needs children!?"

  • ||

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  • Realist||

    One of the biggest problems with education in America is expecting all American to be teachable.

  • ||

    Another load of Pure BS.

  • Kat||

    What they fail to mention, is that the American School system attempts to educate EVERYONE. When they compare US High School graduates to graduates from Europe for example, we are being compared to the minority of elites who stay in school beyond the age of 16. Most Teens in Europe are not graduating with their A levels, or the BAC or an Abitur, they're off doing a low paid apprenticeship. These school systems segregate children by the age of ten, deciding who may be academic and who would do better learning a trade. I don't think that's what we are striving for.

  • adam||

    It can't be worse than shoehorning kids into a one-size-fits-all education system. The corollary of "no child left behind" is "no child gets ahead." Some kids aren't cut out for Shakespeare or Calculus, so they may as well learn things that will improve their lives. Other kids are geniuses, so it makes sense to invest more in their education, since they will actually make good use of it. Spending more on special ed than gifted programs is retarded.

    Do people like Sidd and Kat believe our education system is so good there is no room for improvement? The only thing we need is more of the same?

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