It is a good thing you are rational and don't have to resort to name calling. The government has never given more money to the nations schools than it is now. My school system was just fine. Yes, we paid quite a bit in taxes, but it was the community/family support systems that allowed the schools to produce such outstanding graduates. And the quality of schooling doesn't come down to money, as we are seeing under Bush' 'No Child Left Behind' BS. You can't throw money at the problem. Education is a family/community issue. Few without a strong support system around them succeed in their educations. And those that do, realize that it is through hard work and desire that one is able to advance in life (see Thomas Sewell), not by throwing money at a problem, as is the liberal solution to lots of problems.