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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WHERE IS AMERICA’S SMARTS?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development places the United States 18th among the 36 nations examined, USA Today reported Wednesday.

Headed to the top of the heap is South Korea where 93 percent of high school students graduate on time compared with the United States where 75 percent receive their diplomas.

The seemingly downward trend of U.S. Education worries economists.

"The United States has rested on its laurels way too long," Jacob Funk Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, told USA Today. "Other countries have increasingly caught up and surpassed the United States."

"We've been asleep for a good number of years as a country," says Richard Freeman, an economics professor at Harvard. "It's not that we're doing horrible. But the other guys are moving faster."

Let us not despair for we are fast becoming #1 in dope dealing, so much so we are now considering making it legal. Our dealers can push more dope than the Koreans, so there.

In Korea the “PARENTS” demand their kids learn English starting in the first grade that should tell us something about parents of America.

George Will in his column states that the corporations that make electronics are moving and will keep moving to where the intelligence is.

Not many are looking for smart mouth uneducated human beings to hire.

For years Washington has said we educate the kids better than the states for we have the answers. Their no child left behind program is little more than an attempt to make sure no one has to ride in the back of the bus.

The ignorant of America are costing America hundreds of billions of dollars each year, money that we could use.

The time will come if the present downward trend continues that we will have to go to other countries for our higher education. According to the fact that there are 18 countries that have surpassed America in education and production which leads to greater development of their resources, it is time that the American people should wake us up.

We face a doomsday if this trend isn’t not only stopped but reversed. We can’t live off of the printing press forever even though some American economists think otherwise.

This reminds one of being on the rim of a whirlpool, just a little lower and there is nothing to stop you from going to the bottom and never come up.

There are only two things that can save this nation; the first is to educate our people so they can prevail in research and development and for the nation to turn to GOD and allow Jesus to become Lord their lives.

At present I don’t believe the nation is interested in either.

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