Not balderdash! Fact! If your children, if you have any, have escaped the brain sucking factory of public education count yourself very, very lucky. I spent a lot of time with two retired teachers yesterday, conservatives too, and they readily acknowledge what has been happening in the public schools. Unfortunately they had no solution as they think the union has such a strong hold it will never be broken. Both agreed that they would never send their children to a public school in todays “academic” environment.
Our problem is character/morality not schools/education nor the “dumbing down of America” ... so there, put that in your pipe and smoke it (remember that from grade school). Define the illness and you are more likely to find a cure.