Congratulations to Dan Rodricks on his most interesting and stimulating column ("All our roads lead back to education," July 15). I thoroughly agree with Mr. Rodricks' closing thoughts to the effect that our high schools students must be provided with the finest education in the world. As he suggests, "They need to become our smartest generation yet."
I personally believe the education of all of our youth throughout the world will be the ultimate salvation of civilization and the leader for this excursion must be the strongest country in the universe, the United States of America.
However, in order to keep the aspiring road well-paved, the president of our United Stated must be experienced, qualified and well versed, and one who understands the importance of being able to maintain the operation of our small businesses thereby keeping our middle class employed instead of occupying a space in the welfare bread line.
I agree with Mr. Rodricks that all future generations must be well-educated; and in my opinion, their future votes, along with those of qualified contemporary voters, are a necessity at the polls in order for the United States to maintain its leadership throughout the world.
Quinton D. Thompson, Towson