Governors Launch Effort to Improve High School Education

“America’s high schools are obsolete. By obsolete, I don’t just mean that they’re broken, flawed, or underfunded, though a case could be made for every one of those points. By obsolete, I mean our high schools—even when they’re working as designed—cannot teach all our students what they need to know today.”—Bill Gates.

Well Bill, I might despise your company, its unethical business practices, and most of its products, but I cannot deny the perfect accuracy of the above quote. I’m glad that somebody finally noticed that the problems with American public education go far deeper than funding and testing. The very design is flawed . . . and we’re long overdue on getting it fixed.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.