A violent insurrection will do that. That's the pile of cash that the Center for Responsive Politics estimates was spent trying to influence the elections. That's more than twice as much as was spent in Billions of it took the form of so-called "dark money," where donors route their money through organizations designated as "non-profits," which don't have to disclose their donors. It's a deluge of dollars, much of it opaque and difficult to trace, spent to put people in positions of power. Nobody spends this kind of money without looking for something in return.
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18 Reasons the U.S. Education System is Failing - The Edvocate
Once upon a time, enthusiasts designed a formal education system to meet the economic demands of the industrial revolution. Fast forward to today and, with the current global economic climate, it seems apparent that the now established education system is unable to meet the needs of our hyper-connected society — a society that is in a constant state of evolution. Some of these reasons are well-known and long-standing issues. However, others—such as the emergence of a screen culture—are new and even somewhat unexpected challenges. However, the nature of each issue does not matter. All of them are standing in the way of our becoming globally competitive. Click here to read all our posts concerning the Achievement Gap.
18 Reasons the U.S. Education System is Failing
Levels of trust in this country—in our institutions, in our politics, and in one another—are in precipitous decline. And when social trust collapses, nations fail. American history is driven by periodic moments of moral convulsion. The late Harvard political scientist Samuel P.
American democracy is on thin ice. A survey of experts in October of found that they rated American democracy at about a 70 out of , showing broad discomfort with a number of factors they define as essential to modern democracy. While ratings for US democracy were largely stable in aggregate, there has been some significant erosion along some measurements over the past year:. These problems can be generalized as the type that political scientists typically believe are onset by the exploitation of government rules, norms or institutions by certain bad actors. It comes as no surprise that many of these experts blame party leaders such as Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell for the instability in our politics today.