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Lt. Gen. Mike Basla, USAF (Ret.) has put his finger on what has always been at the core of American greatness or exceptionalism and what can still help us be stronger than ever before. We cannot drift away from teaching our young the essence of leadership and entrepreneurship, or the historical lessons that inform our human character and give us the ability to dream, innovate, and take risk. Merely trying to catch up to the Math and Science test scores of Asia is not a vision and will not lead us to anything but a "participation trophy". We know we can be stronger than that once again.

Thank you sir for such a thoughtful piece.