A City of Stupids
In case no one noticed, kids in America are getting dumber these days. And, in case no one knows, you can't maintain technological and economic superiority in the world when the next generation is even less promising than the current batch of dummies. If Los Angeles is anything like the rest of the nation, the obese, sugar and drug-addicted numbnuts currently wasting space in our schools are destined to promising lives as Wal-Mart greeters and cannon fodder in Iraq. We won't have engineers to design bombs or doctors to treat the five people who can afford healthcare, but at least Fox News will stand a chance of increasing its viewership.
Check out this report about Southern Califoria's schools.
This explains why 70 percent of graduate degrees in math and engineering from United States universities go to foreign nationals. Here's a Fortune magazine article on the problems this is creating. http://www.fortune.com/fortune/articles/0,15114,1081269,00.html