"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,
nor prohibited by it to the States,
are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all,
it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to
put down dissent and originality."
- H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American journalist, the "Sage of Baltimore," editor, satirist, critic and scholar
"Nearly 70% of employers blamed inadequate training for the shortfall in skilled workers, yet 70% of education-providers believe they suitably prepare graduates for the jobs market.
"Similarly, employers complain that less than half of the young whom they hire have adequate problem-solving skills, yet nearly two-thirds of the young believe that they do have such skills.
"The situation is such that nearly 60% of young people around the world say they would pay more for an education that would improve the likelihood of securing an attractive job;
and 70% of employers say they would pay more for the right talent, if only they could find it."
- Dominic Barton, MD of McKinsey & Co, see:http://www.economist.com/news/21566464-skills-gap-must-be-bridged-if-world-avoid-dire-consequences-argues-dominic-barton