I grew up and went to school in Texas.
My young dudes have grown up and gone to school in North Carolina. My wife, known to me as She Who Must Be Getting A Bit Fed Up With This, grew up and went to school in Florida.
If the rankings of these respective states is to be believed, and I do, then it’s an astonishing miracle-like happening that any of the young dudes in our family can tie their shoelaces without drooling all over their shoes and forgetting what they’re supposed to be doing halfway through.
Education, in North Carolina, Texas and Florida is, to put it bluntly, being run on the cheap. Don’t believe me?
Here, check out this compelling infographic.
Florida is the highest ranked of the three and it’s up there in the heady heights of 39th place, which is crappy at the very best.
I realize that not everything comes down to how much money gets spent on education, but it doesn’t help when our state government won’t put out the money to make a better school system. If we paid teachers more money, we could more easily retain the best teachers, those who would actually motivate students to learn and achieve more.
The results speak for themselves, I’m thinking. Money can’t buy you success, but it can sure make it easier for you to get there.
Talk to your state and local representatives today, dudes. Get on their case until they start spending enough to give our kids a real, first-class education.
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