I spent little time thinking of secondary education. I was too busy trying to survive.
I was later adopted, as an adult, and my new mother helped me to go back to school. My story is rare. Most who walked a minute in my shoes will never see the inside of a college classroom.
Is it because of the economy? Perhaps, but the economy is improving. Is it Obamacare? Is it the fabricated perception that Barack Obama is a weak president? Have the Republicans successfully convinced Americans that his foreign policy has lowered America's stature around the world?
Bain Capital is closing a Sensata factory in Freeport, Illinois, to move the jobs and work to China. The workers are camped out in a tent city they have named "Bainport." They are asking Mitt Romney to show that he means what he says about jobs and China by helping them keep their jobs.
Mitt Romney was caught on video complaining that 47 percent of us don't make enough to pay taxes, believe they are victims, are dependent on government, etc. The right question is why do so many of us make so little?