1. Who Is Responsible for Education in America

Educational spending should be apportioned according to importance.
Participants are so listed.

  1st) The Student In a capitalist, democratic republican, society, responsibility begins with the individual.  
  2nd) Parents Their responsibility begins at conception, a time when both parents must be healthy.  It continues while the child is brought to term, a time when the mother must be physically and emotionally healthy. While responsibility continues throughout the child's life, during the first few years the child must be raised in a caring, stimulating environment.  
  3rd) Society Everyone has a never ending responsibility for the educational well-being of our children, even if it is irrelevant to their own endeavors.  
  4th) Teachers, School Administrators and School Boards are fourth because they are not important. Rather, it recognizes that others have earlier important responsibilities. These groups are combined because one can't succeed without the other. See Local Community Prioritizes Goals  
  5th) State Policy Makers This group is last so others on the list can't avoid their responsibility.



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Authors Note: Intelligence is Normally Distributed. No amount of money can change this.
The next time you judge our educational system, keep this fact in mind.
Average mathematical students do not do well algebra.
Students with poor memories do not do well in foreign languages.
 All the money in the world will not change this.
But algebra ability is required by less than 10% of the occupations.
Being good with people is much more useful.
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