Frank Fleming thinks our education system is on the wrong track:
Children are taught for 13 years in grade school, and many people want everyone to get at least 4 years of college on top of that. And what exactly do we get out of all this? If someone told me I was going to spend the next 17 years just studying, I’d expect at the end of it all to be Batman — a master of all sciences, languages, and martial arts. We’re lucky if our kids come out of this able to read and with at least one marketable skill.
I need to check Frank’s statistics on teachers and students. 76 million students and 7.2 million teachers. That’s not even an 11:1 ratio, so why all the fuss about budget cuts pushing schools to have classes with 30 or 40 students?