Following the movie, "The Cartel" Beth Kercado a liberty minded former NJ teacher who will be speaking about her experience inside the NJ education machine. Neil Schloss will be speaking about his recent experience being elected to school board in Millstone Twp.
The Cartel is an epic documentary about how American public schools have been growing progressively worse. According to the U.S. Department of Education national testing, only 35% of American high school seniors are proficient in reading, based on 2006 data. And fewer than one-in-four, 23%, are proficient in math. On the global stage, America ranks last in educational effectiveness among large industrialized countries despite the highest spending per student in the world. It presents a conundrum: How has the richest and most innovative society on earth suddenly lost the ability to teach its children at a level that other modern countries consider "basic"? If the problem is that we're not spending enough on schools, which many people believe, it's instructive to study the U.S. state that spends more than any other per student.