The District of Columbia is an extreme example of disconnect between financial input and educational outcome. Unfortunately, extreme is not the same as abnormal.
Public schools helped create the idea of America and inculcate Americans with a few rudiments of knowledge. To judge by that very American item, the Internet, a few rudiments is all anyone cares to have.
Everybody is xenophobic to an extent.
Democrats hate America being a world power because world power gives power to the nation instead of to Democrats.
Woodstock had a tremendous impact on American artistic life.
Politicians are wonderful people as long as they stay away from things they don't understand, such as working for a living.