>Another brilliant piece by Bob Herbert

>I was going to post this earlier today, but I got side tracked with work. Had to make a bunch of calls and do a zillion interviews.

Anyway, here’s the link to NY Times’ columnist Bob Herbert’s recent opinion.

The nation’s future may depend on how well we educate the current and future generations, but (like the renovation of the nation’s infrastructure, or a serious search for better sources of energy) that can wait. At the moment, no one seems to have the will to engage any of the most serious challenges facing the U.S.

I found myself mentally applauding Mr. Herbert’s assessment of the lack of knowledge our American boys and girls have, compared to other industrialized nations. I can name instances in which I’ve encountered people and I stop and wonder: How exactly did you get through school?

With the focus being placed on trivial issues during this campaign season, I can predict that the education of our youth will take a back seat. Issues such as national security, the economy and immigration will be the driving force on who gets elected and who gets snubbed. While these are issues are very important to the well-being of our nation, they are not the end-all, be-all of issues that American families are worried about.

What do you make of Mr. Herbert’s piece? Does he have a point?