Mr K...those jobs that pay minimum wage were never intended to be jobs that would support a family...that is why good parents and teachers tell you to get an education so you will have skills for which companies are willing to pay top dollar. If you have a minimum wage job it is probably because you diffed off instead of doing homework, did drugs instead of reading good books...and now want everyone to cover the cost of your misbehavior...sorry, survival of the fitness has kicked in...
Raising the minimum wage would be a much more practical solution for working families struggling with poverty.
The only thing that will fix our schools is to transfer the high salaries from administration to teachers...
Then to close our borders so we are teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic instead of English.
Then to educate parents how to parent, how to offer a stable and healthy family system...and require they get an education themselves instead of complaining that they can't raise their families on the wage they make as unskilled and uneducated people.
These figures are skewed. China only released test scores for students living in Shanghai. Their numbers do not reflect the entire country.
China #1 & USA ranked greater than 25th in the world in Educational test given to 15 year olds. I think we can do much better than this if we want to compete in the global market in jobs and such.
No Colorado school of trades? I'd like to seem them on this list, next year! www.schooloftrades.edu
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