“When a country places more importance on sports than on academic achievement, its decline is inevitable…”
“Until we get our collective head out of our ass and treat teachers and cops and sanitation workers and firefighters and the men and women we send into combat as the priceless resources that protect our lives, care for our children and make our country worth living in, we’re doomed to a future of self-centered stupidity and civic ignorance.”
– From: Everything Wrong with America. An article worth reading. I think the title and tone are abrasive. Be prepared for fairly course language.