As amazing as this may sound, the democratically managed public schools in the United States have been slowly and steadily improving over the last 114 years [actually longer than that], and they continue to improve in spite of the false claims to the contrary.
How much of an improvement am I talking about?
In 1900, 6.4-percent of 17/18 year olds earned a secondary-level [high school] education.
In comparison, today, 90-percent of people 25 years old or over have earned a high school degree or its equivalent, and 33-percent have attained a college degree compared to the OECD—the other 33 developed—countries that have only an average 29-percent college graduation rate.
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