There is no room for second place.…If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?
Recently, I wrote that American education pales in comparison to other countries’ school systems.
But America is still the place for those hardworking, ambitious people who want a better life, right? After all, one reason so many Latinos have come to the USA is that it is the land of opportunity.
Well, when it comes to social mobility — the cornerstone of the American Dream — we have more of a caste system than most industrialized nations, so “if you want your children to climb the socioeconomic ladder higher than you did, move to Canada.”