On the news today it was reported that the SAT scores are dismal. Reading scores under 500 and the math scores just above. The scores have been declining since the mid 1960’s with many suggestions as to possible causes. None have been recognised as the root cause, only a possible slight impact. For those who went to school in the 1940’s or 1950’s the current school situation is “culture shock”. There was a defining factor that IMHO caused it all. As we continue I will expand on what I believe is the root cause with a course of reasoning that should cause serious thought if not an acceptable explanation. Short on time so stay tuned for more.