We are a hugely wealthy country, and we can afford to go to Pluto and to educate our children to a much higher standard than we do. In fact, the way we became a hugely wealthy country, and the only way we can maintain our wealth into the future, is by investing in education, science, technology and invention.
I have seen everyone give their opinion how to teach. I consider myself a somewhat intelligent man -- never a genius -- but a hard working individual. I attended public school, went on to a respectable university, and then continued with two masters degrees. But I have to bow to people who are in the trenches with me everyday.