Dump Arne Duncan: http://dumpduncan.org
The public and its elected officials need to face the truth. It's not the educational system that needs to be fixed in this country, it's society that needs an overhaul. Children are being raised, no, being spawned, by people who have no clue how to parent. Indeed, the term "parent" should be replaced for a word which better described these reproducing humans. Look at other societies in the world that have now surpassed the U.S. in qualify of life and quality of education and you will see one common factor - children who are taught that education is important, that society has rules and norms that must be followed and that if you want something out of life, you need to work for it instead of expending it to be handed to you. I am an old man and have lived a happy life so soon, it will not matter at all to me whether this country survives or continues on an every-increasing decline - but I am truly saddened by what I foresee as future generations who will never know what life could have been.