I'd say a society that says it's ok for 20% of American kids to live in poverty & millionaires who won't take on their fair share are the failure.
Who Are the True 'Failures' in America's School System?
Like most teachers I've gotten some praise from my high school students over my 26 years of teaching. But the truth is I wasn't a "good teacher." I was a "failure," at least according to America's education reformers.