Hopefully this service sector in the US will follow the manufacturing sector outdoor in terms of outsourcing. The US could really use a fix. National Science Board--Check out CA. 1st Quartile in Public School teacher salaries yet last in math and science performance by 8th grade students. Compare that to North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota - last in salaries yet first in performance. Google a few things on education in the US and its all about failing this and failing that. Is Teacher Education Failing? -- "Among other things, the reportâby the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, Arthur E. Levineâcontends that most teacher-education programs have low admission and graduation standards, lack a cohesive approach to preparing educators, and have failed to keep pace with issues facing the nation's school system today." ( I noticed while attending ye olde university that the future teachers were the ones who defaulted to this area because everything else was too hard - hence the low standards mentioned here.) Another article from Columbia U had an interesting quote -"If we take that long to make the grade, ... the United States may be a colony of China by that time," said Michael A. Rebell, the executive director of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University...." -source. I wonder what the US will look like in 20 years with education labled as a failing field.