John Wayne said,“Life is tough;it’s even tougher if you’re stupid!”
In order to maintain a constitutional republic,our citizens must be able to read,write,perform simple mathematics and think critically. Our Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin worked diligently to create the finest educational system throughout the fledgling United States of America.
Up until 1965,America enjoyed the most educated citizenry in the world. Most kids graduated from high school and most advanced to colleges and/or vocational trade schools. Our middle-class flourished as an intelligent and dynamic part of America’s greatness.
In 2013,however,according to the National Institute for Literacy,an astounding 42 million Americans cannot read,write or perform simple math. Another 50 million cannot read past the 4th grade level. It costs taxpaying Americans $240 billion annually in lost industrial productivity,uncollected tax revenues,welfare,crime,poverty and food stamps.
As to lowered health standards,over 150 million Americans battle health issues such as obesity because they cannot read food labels,prescription directions or think critically enough to eat healthfully.
Read more at Official Wire. By Frosty Wooldridge.