Originally Posted by Conrad_AZ
The USA lost it's hold on manufacturing 30 years ago and is in the process of losing its lead in science, engineering and design. The scary part of all of this is that the Chinese are now ahead of the USA in patent filings and their children are better educated in math, physics and science.
You don't even want to get me started on the education issue!
In the area where I live the only things they teach are basketball and pot 101!
My children were home schooled up through high school and my son now is a computer systems tech (absolutely none of which has rubbed off on me however) for a medical supplies manufacturer and my daughter is in med school. If we had of sent them to the school system I shudder to think how different it might have been.