The most important asset any nation has is its citizens. Its’ citizenry will be the most important asset that will define a country. It is its citizens that will contribute the most to the success or failure of a nation. It is the citizens who will determine the relative wealth of a country.
A country’s government, local, state and national, will have an affect on just how, and at what level, this asset, it's citizens, will contribute to the country’s wealth and in what manner. We live in a time when knowledge is the major ingredient to economic success both individually and as a nation.
So why is it that education is not treated in the same manner as our military? When developing our military budget we first determine what is needed to be the strongest country in the world, then we allocate resources necessary to make this happen.
So why in Detroit are we wasting so many young citizens by not providing a strong education. Is it that our state and federal governments are not thinking long term or are we still a country that looks at our non-white citizens inferior and therefore not worth education? We need to change, if for no other reason, to compete in the world economy.
With education we first determine how much we are willing to spend and then wrestle how best to spend it. This is backwards if we intend to be a major power in the world in the future. By the year 2023 China will have more college graduates in its workforce than our total workforce. The center of world economic power is shifting to Asia.
In the not too distant future Asia will be the major marketplace in the world replacing the Eurozone. President Obama has the foresight and that is why he is pushing the TPP. Those who advocate the destruction of this trade agreement site that only the wealthy benefits from this agreement at the expense of the working class. This can be altered by adjusting income tax rates by reverting them back to 1968 levels. … http://lstrn.us/2bV7iCW The increase in revenue to the nation can then be used to increase the education level of our citizenry which in turn will increase our competitiveness as a country.
Here is an interesting article discussing a study by the National Intelligence Agency how the world will look in 2030. Should we read it and weep. … http://lstrn.us/1NUbvjJ