It's time to view education as an investment and not an expense.  We need to do a better job of teaching problem solving and learning how to learn.  We have allowed many of our kids to get a college education and come away with no real marketable skills.  We are failing them.  Organized labor stands ready to help to partially remedy this situation but our current elected officials turn their heads the other way.  

Some politicians are talking about FREE this and FREE that.  I have a question.  How did education costs get so high to begin with.  We certainly are not overpaying teachers.  Budget cuts have taken away some of the arts in our public school systems.  I pledge to unite the private sector and government so that our young people are the beneficiaries.  Don't let anyone tell you that FREE education is the answer.  AFFORDABLE education is the answer.  Our country is built and ready to produce great doers and thinkers but like anything worth having, it will take our investment in education to reap the rewards.     

I will start at the top.  Recruit an expert educator in both the administration of learning as well as the curriculum of learning.  The current administration installed a Secretary of Education that knows nothing about education and has done nothing for education.  The House and the Senate sat their and let it happen.  I say...