Education: American Ignorance

In the way they scrimp & save to send their children to school and college, and spend money on school buildings and equipment, Americans in general act as though they believe education is a cure for every social ill. But in the way they fail to bestow pay, respect and freedom on their teachers, Americans seem not to understand the first thing about education. Last week the National Opinion Research Center (University of Denver) supplied further evidence of this national ignorance.

In a nationwide survey, Denver polltakers asked a scientific sampling of citizens:...

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