@DZ-Jay : You pinned it, bro
I'm sure they'll soon elect to rename the Pleistocene Epoch to "The Days of Epic Chill" or something involving jin and juice.
As long as they don't start burning the books, though, then I hope we're alright, at least for the sakes of the remaining genuine research scientists of forthcoming generations, and those of the present.
On a more genuine angle: Public education standards are something that many people would probably not enjoy true criticism about, but I think that some constructive criticism about as much would be very appropriate, these days. The quality of public education, throughout any region, is going to affect the level of regional ... erm ... shall one say, regional remedial-ness?
I don't believe private education standards would all be so far out of step with those of the public schools, either. We're all on the same national ship, here, after all.
Fix those standards, and set up curricula - around the nation - upon which *all* teachers would be required to actually know what they're teaching, first, then to *teach* (and where the real teachers would be the most supported in as much) and then things may start to change for the better.
Failing that, I'm shipping off to higher ground - or maybe I'll just go for a career in entertainment, after all.
Paris, because doesn't *she* deserve a Nobel Prize for Hawtnesss??...