Over the past few decades education in the US has become politicized. A healthy, wealthy society is dependent on a well-educated population. Allowing school curriculums to become a form of political re-education and revisionist history at the expense of important learning in science, mathematics, and other subjects will leave us divided and unprepared to face the challenges of the 21 Century.
Throwing money at education has never been shown to increase performance. For students to succeed in school, they must first be willing to do the hard work of studying. The first responsibility for ensuring that students benefit from school lies with their parents and families. Where the resources and encouragement are not available, such as computers and good internet connections, funds for books and supplies, as well as, a quiet place to do homework, those should be provided by the school and local communities.