In 1993, my 9th grade Biology teacher deliberately and openly skipped chapter 13 – the chapter on evolution. Education is my number one issue in this country. I appreciate teachers who value children and care about learning. I believe these are rare traits. If we paid teachers what teachers should be paid, maybe we would have more science teachers who actually respected scientific fact. Pay teachers better. Reward excellence with impressive salaries and weed out the willfully ignorant and shockingly lazy so-called educators. Everything in American lives would begin to improve. I promise.