Dumbing down of public education has contributed, in part, to this sorry state of affairs. “Google it?” An incredibly poor substitute for actual thinking, I fear.
Re-learning compromise? Civil discourse? Seems like a “lifting by one’s bootstraps” operation.
Imagine one teacher responsible for 8 grades, in a 1-room country school. Ever see the “graduation” standards?
A comment both on the education process and the productivity of our nation.