I just cannot understand America. With hundreds of millions of citizens, why on earth would a nation turn away from giving every one of them their best opportunity to succeed? An educated, informed, skilled population is a golden asset.
Sure, some aren't cut out for study. But f someone who could be a medical scientist - or whatever - is busy mowing lawns or driving cabs because those are their best options, then what riches are being wasted!
I guess the anti-intellectualism displayed by the current leadership has a lot to answer for.