I don't think that the educational system is anywhere that it needs to be. I think that instead of spending money where it doesn't need to be spent (unheard of programs etc) that we need to concentrate on bettering our educational system instead of letting it go downhill.
Teachers need to be better paid and be more respected and get more discounts and so forth then they do. If it wasn't for teachers, where would any of us be?? We all had teachers at one time or another...we need to better ourselves to where this country isn't slipping further down into the cracks...it already has enough issues..education shouldn't be on the bottom of the list!!