The Presidential candidates keep saying, “Make college more affordable!” The real education problem is not putting more kids though college. The real problem facing us is keeping the kids in high school. Statistics from long studies show a not-surprising link between high school dropouts and lives of crime, poverty and social liability. Another study shows that kids who experience preschool usually complete high school. Someone has said, “Our future lies in the hands of the 3-year-olds.” Our politicians are trying to climb a flight of stairs starting from the top step.
It is not working. Our prisons are bulging. Drug crime is rampant.
Harley L. Sprague