If the USA is the #3 spender on Education, why doesn't Obama focus on this vs. health care?

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_spe_per_sec_sch_stu-spending-per-secondary-school-student The USA is almost the top spender in world wide education spending. However we have one of the worst public schools. Why doesn't Obama focus on education and making it better and provide more competition? ... show more http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_spe_per_sec_sch_stu-spending-per-secondary-school-student

The USA is almost the top spender in world wide education spending. However we have one of the worst public schools.

Why doesn't Obama focus on education and making it better and provide more competition? Why is he focusing on health care when this is a bigger problem?

If he feels public education is so great, why does he send his kids to private schools?

Is it because the teacher unions support him and he does not want to rock the boat?
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