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  • lukelea

    Meanwhile, for the tens of millions of our fellow citizens of all races without a high school diploma, both native-born and immigrant (legal and illegal), I wish WRM and his minions would cover stories like this, instead of leaving them to some no-name journalist who’s not even mainstream:

    http://isteve.blogspot.com/2014/03/shamelessness.html

    They are here now. They will be here tomorrow. They will be here for decades to come. They are not going away. We need to broaden the discourse in this American democracy — or republic, or what ever you want to call it — to include a decent concern for the welfare of all our citizens. Is this too much to ask? What are the consequences if we continue to ignore this ever-growing problem? Come on guys, write!

    • Andrew Allison

      Luke, I’m confused. The story to which you link seems irrelevant to your point, which I take to be the education of “our fellow citizens of all races without a high school diploma, both native-born and immigrant (legal and illegal)”, not Mexicans. I agree with you that secondary education in this county is a much greater problem than post-secondary. It’s not just the appalling drop out rate and it’s results (https://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-high-school-dropout-rates#) but also that most of those who do graduate lack the education the should have. The media should, as you write, be all over this. Among the facts presented in the link is that just 2000 High Schools across the country account for half of the dropouts. Seems like a very easy target with enormous potential benefit to society as well as the students. Too bad our politicized Dept. of Education is too busy trying to protect the existing education infrastructure (sse previous post) to do something so useful.

    • Jim__L

      The age-old dream of government of the philosopher-kings, by the philosopher-kings is being realized in our times.

      It’s no wonder that it’s also become for the philosopher-kings, the rest of the population be da**ed.

      (Although thanks to business schools, along with institutions like Goldman Sachs, the best-and-brightest as likely to be robber-barons as philosopher-kings.)

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