the United States education system sits at 17th place out of 40 countries
Every country that bests us in the education rankings either has a constitutional guarantee to education, or does not have a constitution but has ensured the right through an independent statute. Each has constructed law around education as a fundamental right of citizens, at least until the age of adulthood.
There simply hasn’t been a movement in the U.S. to establish the rights of children in respect to equal, free, and adequate education.
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