Connecticut spends $13,000 plus per child for education and about $330,000 for incarceration. We need a new Enlightenment to overturn medieval verities of punishment based on false or inadequate premises and no science, the triumph of ignorance over innovation will deplete our financial resources and continue to create an unproductive, unregenerate and profoundly disruptive underclass. Will need a great deal of public education but, intertwined issues which will literally define us as a people, Connecticut and USA. The day is coming when we will educate our children or suffer the consequences of the end of the idea of America, where we will not look to warehousing our populace as a solution and see if for what it truly is, a postponement of disaster:
socially, economically , culturally, and morally….