I know that CHLP, a pioneer in developing public wellness leaders for twenty years, is the ideal business to spearhead this exciting national effort.’ Related StoriesNew WHO suggestions advise lowering sugar intakeElectronic cigarettes and smoking cessation: an interview with Professor Peter HajekDeaths from avoidable risk factors: an interview with Dr Ali Mokdad, On September 1 IHMECHLP enters right into a three-season cooperative contract with the CDC, 2011, with guaranteed financing of $1.25 million in the first year. Under the agreement, CHLP will assemble, train and provide technical assist with at least 20 local teams from around the country working on community wellness improvement projects. ‘This program provides a fresh generation of public wellness leaders with the abilities to lead across sectors and collaboratively solve complex community health issues in innovative methods,’ stated Carol Woltring, MPH, executive director of CHLP since its founding in 1991.The dumbing down of AmericaThis case is just one more exemplory case of how academic criteria in America continue steadily to fall with the blessing and cooperation of the federal government. In a blog entry compiled by Marc Tucker for EducationWeek.org, the writer explores the problem and speculates on the possible causes resulting in what he calls the ‘collapse’ of American educational requirements. Tucker says that ‘senior high school textbooks which used to be written at the 12th-grade level for 12th graders are actually written at the 7th – or 8th-grade level’ and ‘schools are usually teaching most learners what we used to teach in the high school college-bound track and are not really doing it very well.’ What happened in a national nation that once prided itself on being truly a world leader in education? According to Tucker, section of the issue is ‘quality inflation’, which has been instituted in order that children can make it into college whether they actually learned anything in senior high school.