If you are as concerned about the education our kids are receiving in this country you will get a real eye opening from Ms. Ripley. She looks at public education in other countries through the eyes of USA exchange students and exposes enormous gaps. Many of the differences are staggering and the biggest is probably the cultural issue which might be the hardest of all to overcome. It is going to take a lot of courageous leadership to reform our education system to catch up with so many countries that have gotten so far ahead.
And it is just possible that our economic future is riding on our ability to change.