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Nation must invest in education

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It would seem that all Americans would want our youth to be as highly educated as possible. The United States has fallen to “average” in international rankings, as released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, as well as other knowledge evaluating studies, having fallen to “average” with typical scores of 500 on a scale of 1,000: 487 in math, 500 in reading and 502 in science.

“This is an absolute wake-up call for America,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in an interview with the Associated Press. “The results are extraordinarily challenging to us and we have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.”

Studies also found that in terms of political affiliation, the higher the education level, the more likely the student would be liberal as opposed to conservative. With education, it appears, comes illumination, which greatly explains our 2010 clueless Tea Party conservatives, who have infiltrated Congress.

The last thing their cause could withstand, it appears, is that their will be diluted by introducing intelligence.

Nicholas Zizelis

Bayside

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