The problems of our existing public education system all point to an enervated, overburdened system that needs more than increased funding, administrative tinkering, or pedagogical experimintation. It needs wholesale change.
We need to return power, authority, and responsibility to parents, rather than
leaving it vested in politicians and administrators. Parents have the
responsibility for the welfare of their children. As choice options have become more
widespread, it is apparent that parents are eager to accept the responsibility for their
childrens schooling. The problems of our existing public education systemthe
increase of violence in the schools, the breakdown of communication between students
homes and the school, the inconsistent level of graduating students basic
skillsall point to an enervated, overburdened system that needs more than increased
funding, administrative tinkering, or pedagogical experimentation. It needs wholesale
change in which students and their parents can become an integral part of a new
systema dynamo of improvement.