Originally Posted by Windex
the U.S. has the best best private schools and post secondary institutions but have some of the worst public school systems in the developed world.
schools controlled by bureaucrats are the problem in the US of A
Poverty is a bigger issue than the bureaucrats.
On a similar note, you mentioned them having the best "post secondary insitutions". That's true. They also have some of the worst. The post secondary system mirrors the lower level problems in the sense that the privileged continue to get access to a much better education.
It's a country of the "best" and the "worst". Technically, it has some of the best medical care you could get, but it also has some of the worst medical care if you're poor or uninsured.
Same for university. Their best is awesome. Their worst is fucking terrible.
Canada has more balance.