There is a widespread belief that the American government can’t do anything right and should pretty much stay out of key societal matters. The fact of the matter, however, is that the government has gotten it right on a number of occasions. It was the federal government, for example, that built the interstate highway system. Without interstate highways, inner cities would be more crowded. Higher freight charges would lead to higher prices on products and vacation travel would be restricted. The government got it right when it built the 65,000 miles of highway in the 50 states.
The government has also gotten it right in terms of promoting and protecting public health. In 1906, [...]
America’s school system is lagging behind those of other countries—it’s ranked 17th in high school graduation rates. Students in Latvia, Chile and Brazil are making gains in academics three times faster than American students. How can we explain that 93 percent of Finns graduate from academic or vocational high schools, compared to 70.5 percent of Americans when Finland spends 30 percent less per student than the United States?
Granting teaching tenure may be part of the problem. Of the 7.2 million public school teachers in the United States, 2.3 million are tenured. Rewarded teachers who have provided years of service is noble in theory, but has it worked out in practice? [...]
Choosing a career path can be extremely challenging. People want to know for sure that there is a job out there waiting for them before they just pursue a degree that will bring them nothing but debt. Not to mention, people want to do work that is fun and exciting to them.
A career in the business world can be anything but dull. In 2009-2010, when unemployment was at its highest, business graduate hiring rates remained strong. In addition to the steady hiring rates, the median starting salary for an MBA graduate is $90,000 annually. As you can see, there are many perks to pursuing a career in business.
Now that you know a few of the interesting and promising stats [...]
We all want our children to grow up and be successful. Studies have shown that adults with at least a high school education will earn more money than those who don’t. The dedication and commitment needed to do well in school is something that is learned early, and in the home as well as at school. We must teach our children that we expect them to do well, and that we are willing to help them succeed. When you have a child who is struggling with school, and you want to figure out a way to help them, try using one of the following ideas to connect with your child and foster a positive learning environment.
Forge A Partnership
Our children’s education is not solely the [...]