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The Sum Total Of Each Man's Giving Determines The Standard Of Man's Civilization.

Awhile back, I was asked about the best way to improve the current state of the Department of Education.The answer, dear readers, is simple and direct: Dismantle the Department of Education and completely privatize it.Far be it for me to say that all government institutions are vast, labyrinthine, bureaucratic morasses of lies, corruption and inefficiency, but, well, they are.I don’t want to get too heavily into the politics of it all, (saving that for a later date), suffice it to say that whatever the government touches, swiftly and painfully crumbles.And it’s the taxpayers who ultimately suffer.That’s right, not the “children” – the hard-working, middle class taxpayers.Why?Because their tax dollars are being used to fund a miserable failure of an educational system.If New Yorkers really knew what their taxes were paying for, there would be rioting in the streets.Sound harsh?Too bad.The graduation rate for NYC students has hovered around 50% for the past decade or so, and it isn’t ge…