Could this have anything to do with the literacy rate of these individuals? Education is the single best investment for our future growth. Without it, we cannot halt this decline. What about public schools funding, making sure we adequately fund public education at the primary and secondary levels, Mr. President? And stop blaming teachers for not doing their jobs. This attitude is legislated by the laws that are passed in an attempt to ‘fix’ public schools, but in actuality add paperwork to the teacher workload which reduces time spent on building exemplar lessons.