As you know, our state and country are faced with a failing public educational system.
In Governor Cuomos State of the State Address, he declared that New York State ranks first in spending per student and yet ranks thirty-fourth overall in results.
It is not much better on a national level. American 15-year-olds rank 35th out of 57 countries in math and literacy, behind almost all industrialized nations. Yet the U.S. was the biggest spender at 7.6 percent of GDP, or $1.1 trillion in 2007.