There once were jokes being made regards Ronald Reagan's age as well ...
Growing up in Germany with the school system there I find that the one size fits all here is not working. In Germany you have different schools for different learning abilities. Kids who are very smart get taught by a higher more challenging curriculum than kids with learning disabilities. Those kids go to schools with a great teacher/student ratio so every individual gets the attention they need and can learn at their speed. Kids who are fast learners are in larger classes with higher demands.
I find that pushing all kids through the same setting is the problem here. The smart ones get bored by waiting for the weaker ones to catch up. Why is it that our graduates not rank on top when compared to other countries?
I voted for Paul AND the casino! How is this for you?