“No task before our Nation is more important than expanding and improving the educational opportunities of all our people. The concept that every American deserves the opportunity to attain the highest level of education of which he is capable is not new to this Administration–it is a traditional ideal of democracy. But it is time that we moved toward the fulfillment of this ideal with more vigor and less delay.” President John F. Kennedy, February 6, 1962
Are we setting the right priorities? How many times will be put education on the back-burner?
Yes, we have allowed ourselves to be dragged down by debt — and the policymakers that took us there do need to take us out or get out.
Yes, immigration has been a long-neglected issue but we had better ask the experts why illegal entry continues, and ask American citizens what and how is an acceptable way and means to “fix” the problems BEFORE we send it into the political muck hole of the D.C. chambers.
Yes, we continue to allow “our” representatives to put large MULTINATIONAL corporate interests ahead of national well-being.
But excellent education for all? — No task more important — no task ignored longer.