Americans...stupid...why yes I can agree with that. I know quite a few people who arent all that smart. I agree that our country really needs to step up it's education process, make things easier and teach more prevalant stuff. Also career education is INVALUABLE, its extreamly important and more schools need to open up career centers. My school had one, that's how I trained to become a Firefighter, hell that's where I got my First Responder, CPR and AED, HAZMAT Awareness, and Firefighter I certifications.
If more schools would just focus on the basics (Math, English, Social Studies, Science) then it would make things easier, but even within those courses things need to be changed. I went through all my math classes, and I learned only a couple things that I have so far used in real life, but I was tought hundreds of useless things that I would never have to figure out. Again they should get back to the basics, same with Social Studies, sometimes they can get way off into right field and teach us stuff that we just dont need to know.
And that is how I feel about that, our school system is messed up. We should take an example from Japan's school system.