School's Out Forever?

My Facebook ersonal page is starting to look like a political agenda. So much is going on back in America it's hard to keep up with it. However, I was scrolling down the many posts of blog posts and came across a post by an old high school friend of mine. I thought This is interesting. and wow, is that true?  Chicago wants to close 50 public schools. I don't understand the mindset of the american politician these days. In China everyone knows the education system is bad and ineffective. You are trying to educate a half a billion kids every year. That is a monumental task to be sure. But, the Chinese really value the opportunity to have any kind of education. This is perhaps the first time in Chinese history that everyone has the opportunity to learn and be educated. They do not take their opportunities lightly. In fact, if you can afford the cost, parents will put their children in extra accelerated english, math, science, the arts, pretty much anything courses to give their child the educated edge they hope will secure for their kid a great opportunity to go to a western country to study abroad. It is amazing. The competition is  intense.  Makes me wonder though what is going on in America that a large city is closing public school and denying kids the ability to get an education? The Chinese don't have all the answers by any means but what they have is so much better than not having anything at all. They have been there. They have done that. 

Preaching The English, One of many after school English Business Schools offering accelerated English lessons for kids 4-12

Preaching The English, One of many after school English Business Schools offering accelerated English lessons for kids 4-12