Today I was at the Seattle Museum of Flight (more on that later) and was flipping through an exhibit on the space race that took place between the US and the Soviet Union. This particular part of the exhibit was a series of space-related articles and pictures from Life Magazine during the 1950s. In the middle of the articles was one from 1958 that compared two boys of the same age; one in Moscow and one in Chicago, specifically their comparative educations. Only parts of the article were there, but there was enough to see some very familiar complaints (all emphasis is mine).
I could swear I've heard some of this same stuff recently, but wait.....wasn't education better in "the good old days?"
Interesting how things have, and yet haven't, changed.