Over at National Review Online, Dan Lips points out the misguided priorities of many politicians when it comes to education:

Every 26 seconds, a student drops out of high school in the United States. National test scores reveal that half of all low-income fourth graders cannot read. Given such alarming statistics, you’d think that helping at-risk kids would be the top education-related priority on Capitol Hill.

Apparently not. As far as Congress is concerned, the real problem with public education in America is that it’s not environmentally friendly enough.

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