The American Dream is in trouble.
The federal government has spent $3 trillion on programs designed to create a new, better America, yet they have produced nothing but waste and fraud.
The new research by the National Center for Education Statistics found that the nation’s schools, the job market, and the education of the next generation have been “unprecedentedly damaged by a misguided approach to public education.”
The report found that “the U.S. has a student debt problem that is the largest in the world, with students at a historic level of student debt.”
The study also found that student achievement is in steep decline.
The report finds that only 13 percent of students graduated in 2020, down from 44 percent in 2000.
And in 2020 only 9 percent of high school graduates had a bachelor’s degree.
The research also found: “While students are still graduating from high school, they are graduating at significantly lower rates than before the recession.”
“There is no doubt that we have made significant progress in closing the achievement gap,” said Daniel Webster, director of the Center for American Progress.
But, the report found, “We are still behind the rest of the world when it comes to how our children perform on the test, how our students perform in school, how their parents perform in life.
We are not achieving our ideals of fairness and opportunity for all.”
“The United States is not doing enough to help students succeed in school and to make sure they have the skills they need to succeed in life,” Webster said.
“We must take a bolder approach to education and the future of our country.
Our kids need us to do more.”
And, “The fact that a significant number of our students are struggling academically is unacceptable.
Our students should not be put in a position where they cannot get an education and a career that they want,” Webster added.
The U.K. has the worst student debt crisis in the developed world.
The British government spent nearly $3 billion on the British government’s “British Higher Education Strategy,” which was meant to create an “America-like” education system, according to the Daily Mail.
Yet, it has failed to improve student performance and instead, has led to the “Great Recession.”
The government is currently seeking to spend more than £1 trillion on the strategy, but the U.k. is the only country in Europe to see its public debt climb.
“It is a huge waste of money,” said Kate Hill, a research fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which advocates for more taxes and higher spending.
“The U. S. has spent more on public education and less on the NHS than any other country in the OECD, yet the U S. is spending more than any country on its healthcare system.
The only thing that is really working is a much more progressive approach to taxation.
This is the first time we have had a government in this country which is really listening to the needs of the public, who actually want to be well off,” Hill said.
The American public, meanwhile, is “getting older, more educated, and less likely to be working,” according to a 2015 Pew Research study.
“I don’t think there’s much that we can do about it,” Hill added.
“There’s no question that there are challenges to the education system that have existed for a very long time.
But I think the best way to fix it is to really put the emphasis on quality.”