One woman didn’t bat an eye when she was asked what year founding fathers Jesse Ventura and John Wilkes Booth wrote the Declaration of Independence. She said she thought it was sometime in the 1700s.
There will be at least one politician who will say that this means we need to spend more money on education. Currently, the federal government alone spends $12,401 per student for education. The cost per student has increased by approximately 11% over the last decade. Still, those educated in the United States cannot answer simple questions about its founding.
Is the issue really money, or something deeper?