Every problem we currently endure can be traced to the decline in education.
On Monday night, Hillary Clinton attacked GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, calling him “one of the most hostile politicians in America when it comes to public education.” Give Clinton credit for one thing: She clearly recognizes the single greatest threat to progressive hegemony is well-educated Americans. That’s exactly why the Democrat-educrat alliance will attack anything that threatens their de facto monopoly control of public schools.
The alliance is unquestionable. So far in the 2016 election cycle — just as it has been in every election cycle — the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have directed millions of dollars in campaign contributions almost solely to Democrats, at 100% and 98%, respectively.
The results of the Democrat-run education industrial complex have been nothing short of catastrophic. “Twelve million poor children, mainly black and Hispanic, are trapped in failing government schools that are teaching them nothing,” David Horowitz explained in 2014. “As a result, they will never get a chance at a middle-class life. Virtually every school board and every administration in inner city districts is controlled by Democrats, and has been for over fifty years. Everything that is wrong with inner city schools that policy can fix, Democrats are responsible for.”
Even worse, the “fix” as they say is in, and even the reliably leftist New York Times was capable of smelling the stench. In December 2015, the paper revealed that while “the number of students earning high school diplomas has risen to historic peaks … academic readiness for college or jobs [is] much lower.” How much lower? “The most recent evaluation of 12th graders on a national test of reading and math found that fewer than 40 percent were ready for college level work,” the Times revealed. “College remediation and dropout rates remain stubbornly high, particularly at two-year institutions, where fewer than a third who enroll complete a degree even within three years.”