It is a truism rarely acknowledged in this country: the single most important infrastructure investment we can make for the future is in education. I’m not talking about retrofitting the buildings or constructing more classrooms. No, we provide for the future by educating our young people, preparing them to become productive members of society. Study after study shows that the higher one’s education level is, the higher the median income and the less likely one is to suffer unemployment.

But we’re not doing that. No, in these austerity times, politicians clamor to cut services and jobs. Teachers are demonized. Vouchers are touted as the answer, when it’s simply a way to privatize profits away from public schools. Hell, some GOP would be happy if we eliminate the Department of Education altogether. >>read more



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