Why do our kids fall behind in math and science? It's as if they were being intentionally hobbled or something. The imperial system is an all-to-evident example of one of the ways this hobbling is maintained.
Really? That is what you're going with? Now, I don't care about the measurements one way or the other, and I'll never understand why people get so worked up about it, but there are many things wrong with the US school system. Measurements have absolutely nothing to do with it, and frankly that has got to be the shittiest argument on any topic I've ever heard. Kudos, sir or ma'am; I work in retail and have for several years, so that's really quite an accomplishment.
I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky