Great American Success Story
With the cartoon in an earlier post about declining education standards fresh in mind, an article in one of today's newspapers caught my attention. The content is surprising, but it is not surprising. It's a well-known fact that most Americans know little geography, but I had expected a bit of knowledge about basic premises on which that formerly great nation was founded. All that flag waving should have some residual effect. It's been proven that trickle-down economics does not work; so maybe trickle-down knowledge does not either.
The article stated that 70% of the population of the Beacon of Democracy do not know basic facts about the Constitution. The dumbing down of the population seems to be another Great American Success Story. The rich get richer and the poor are made dumber....
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.