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One word describes our educational system.
It's -- mass.
And what's the president's solution it's the same as it was answered every question war money spend more money.
He wants to -- the Department of Education an extra seventeen billion of your tax day care dollars next year.
What you think the investment would guess a better prepared workforce.
More bureaucratic red tape.
The sad fact is this not even a fancy college degree these days is a ticket to success.
According to a new study out this week the last three years less than half -- even half of college grads could find a full time job within a year a finishing school.
Now compare that to the nearly three quarters that landed the job in previous years.
And these new grads problems are just the beginning the job market is just -- -- opening up and they're forming a growing backlog of graduates from earlier years fighting for the same entry level positions.
With that kind of intense competition they're taking lower wages which can drag down your pay for the rest of your life.
Putting off raising a family buying a home the number is really a tragedy.
Look I graduated into a horrible recession and I can tell you cry over spilled milk.
Looking for the bailout deals aren't solutions I buckled down my hot filled at -- -- job and I worked through the problem.
And Nikkei is the dismal prospects that recent grads are facing that we just described is just a symptom of a bigger problem.
And nationwide nationwide failure to provide quality education.
Consider that's we doubled the amount we spend per pupil over the last thirty years doubled it but are we getting any -- in the classroom.
Not really if you compare our results for students with those from 34 different countries are raking in the bottom half.
In mathematics were number 25 out of 34 in science seventeen.
For the gold medal that's not a silver medal that's not even the brides were failing our kids.
And here's a number that really blew me away their proportion a fifteen year olds enrolled in school not graduating but enrolled in school.
Number three from the bottom only Turkey and Mexico do worse it's astonishing.
But look not all -- -- there is a new movement emerging for educational reform.
And it's not coming from the federal government which just wants to throw more money at the problem no reform is happening locally at the state level.
Governors like Bobby -- Bob McDonnell.
Mitch Daniels Chris Christie they're all fighting for student vouchers.
And taking back control from the powerful teachers' union and consider this these governors are among the top picks to be Mitt -- vice president.
If one of them gets tapped we get seem real education reform become a national issue -- deserves debate.
Getting a good education at step one in cheating the American dream the economy.
Is issue number one this November and today's education is the cornerstone of the economy.
Tomorrow that's what --
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