The link below will take you to this article by Pamela Moran:
"11 Reasons Why I Am Thankful for American Education"
This is a must read!https://spacesforlearning.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/11-reasons-why-i-am-thankful-for-american-education-revisiting-perspective/
The following information is from her blog
About Pamela Moran
Educator in Virginia, creating 21st century community learning spaces for all kinds of learners, both adults and young people. I read, garden, listen to music, and capture photo images mostly of the natural world. My posts represent a personal point of view on topics of interest.