I was glad to hear that President Obama called for a substantial investment in American education (read about it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/08/teachers-union-obama-jobs-plan_n_954866.html).
Our long term national success slips away with every day that we are not committed to education. We must enable student success at all levels, and we must prepare future workers for an ever shifting economy/workplace. We can do that through hiring more educators and streamlining programs for a greater variety of job roles while preparing students for a life of learning and re-skilling.
Now, I wonder how in Hades the GOP and Tea Party will likely refute the necessity of a national strategy and investment in education.