In twentieth-century America more schools have been built, more teachers trained, and more human beings have had more education than in any other nation in all history. It would be reasonable to expect that America would be the most peaceful, the most moral, the most stable land on earth. Remarkably, the exact opposite is true! You need to know why! What do you really know about the schools in your neighborhood or in your nation? You parents - you students - how much do you know about the behind-the-scenes forces that shape the curriculum being taught today? What do you understand of the goals, the objectives of the schools? You will probably have to answer, "Not much!" As a lifelong educator, let me tell you some surprising facts you may not know, about education and educators.
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