American education has descended into a spiral of despair. Teachers unions, academic administrators, and federal bureaucrats work together every day to ensure children receive a subpar education.
Once the greatest system in the world, America's education ranking has moved into a position lower than most first world nations. Although we spend more than ever before, there appears to be no statistical benefit to the spending boom in teacher salaries and glorious pension payouts.
Even with our studious Department of Education, where over 500 employees make more than 150,000 dollars per year, student achievement continues to lag. The educational bureaucracy has grown exponentially; over 4000 US Department of Ed. employees, thousands of state education workers, and tens of thousands of ambiguous administrators run the show for our children.
And never fret: the union bosses work in the back office ensuring hundred of millions of teacher donations head straight into democratic party coffers (and their own unassuming pockets).
Colleges and universities consistently demonstrate a lack of new skills or knowledge for students paying tens of thousands of dollars a year to attend them. Meanwhile, an ever greater portion of tuition dollars (and even government funding) goes to administrative expenses and opulent student recreation centers. The idea of tertiary education providing a strong foundation to upstart future careers has become almost nonexistent in contemporary America. All that is left to be done in your four years of college is protest Trump and get drunk (or high).
Our system has lost the original values of hard work, honesty, integrity, and truth. Absolutism, a belief in pure facts, has evolved into relativism, a misconstrued ideology encouraging the abandonment of answers.
Personal gain is the name of the game in public education, and any attempt to act otherwise is faced with opposition. Secretary Betsy Devos, a champion of charter schools and an open market for education, suffers a daily onslaught of sheer hatred from the left. This cause is too important to give up on, because it really is for the children.