Brigadier General Ed Wheeler is a retired military man and a current college professor. He decries the state of poor educational results. He points to his recent college students as proof.
"Only 7% of the 1200+ students I admitted into my college classes could correctly identify the names of the 50 states, on a map."
He says it's not because of what we spend on public education. He points out that the superintendent of Tulsa public schools makes twice the salary of the governor.
He also points to an apathetic public. He says that the Japanese students are not genetically more intelligent than the general public; but their cultural values convey an importance of education and the parents actively support the educational process.
The general made his presentation to the monthly meeting of the Tulsa County Republican Mens Club.
We will be posting the text of his speech as soon as it is released to the press.