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On education:

From The Associated Press

An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States:

On education:

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said this about education: "Maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to America's success. But if we want to win the future -- then we also have to win the race to educate our kids."

Earlier that day, we got some news about how we're doing in that race.

The latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed that less than half of American students are proficient in science. The ability of the country to produce leaders in science is "seriously in danger," according to one of the test administrators. ...

We can blame schools for this failure. We can blame teachers. We can blame parents. But, no matter where we point the finger, we must admit we are failing ourselves. And we must find a way to do better.

-- Loveland Daily (Colo.) Reporter-Herald