Am I the only one that sees the irony? A message board, full of people failed by America's broken education system, arguing about how to fix the problem. Since the 1960s, and into the 70s, the public school system has not been about educating our children, but indoctrinating them into a more liberal worldview. The Dept of Education must be abolished, and control should be given back to local school boards, or at least the states...Parochial schools should be supported within the problem areas, the Catholics have had more success educating those growing up in poverty, than any other organization...I can hear the various criticisms to my observation, and I will tell you that money spent per student, has practically no correlation to the quality of education...Oh, one more thing, all you folks who got a college degree within the last twenty years, should file suit against those institutions for malpractice. If the NPR message board is an example of informed discourse and debate on the left explains why Mr Trump has so much traction this year. "For every action, there is an equal, and opposite reaction." We are seeing the expected pushback by the "Silent Majority" in this country to the hard turn to the left highlighted by the Obama administration.