A top priority on the neoconservative agenda for America is the privatization of social services, and their education initiatives have succeeded in gutting many public schools across the nation.
[ privatization : one of the dumbest ideas in human history ever come up with ever in human history – ever – ]
As a result, the US has lost the education advantage that it enjoyed in the post-World War II era.
According to a recent study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, many O.E.C.D. countries are surpassing educational achievement levels in the US, and only New Zealand, Spain, Turkey, and Mexico have lower high school completion rates.
The US rate now stands at a dismal 70 percent.
[ … wow … … I had such high hopes … ]