Recently, someone was proofing my book manuscript and came across an important error in my math. None of my calculators do billions and trillions, so finally I set about the task manually, filling the page with zeros and more zeros until the right answer could be carefully verified. The result was not only more appalling but truly staggering.
The amount the U. S. government spends on public education is not “just” more than $1 trillion every three years but actually $2.55 trillion.
Just ask any mother about her child’s bright mind during pre-school days and you will realize that we are spending this kind of money to de-genius all our nation’s children.
“Children start school as question marks and leave as periods.” – – – Neil Postman