Our public schools are failing the youth of this country. How can this be? How can a country so rich and powerful have a public school system that ranks below countries like Estonia and Hungary? Ronald Reagan once called America the “shining light on the hill,” but that light is fading fast.
Our country has debated educational reform for decades. Why are these problems getting worse? The answers are found in the erosion of the core fundamental principles that are needed to create successful schools. The foundations of our public schools are cracked and ready to fall. We cannot move forward and implement new ideas until we secure our foundations. Once we are on firm ground we can begin to rebuild.
This book will explain the complexity of the problems we face, but more importantly, it will focus on the practical solutions. Many of the solutions will infuriate the political pundits, but will resonate with parents and teachers everywhere. Individual teachers and parents feel helpless as politicians and administrators wave their magic wands and pass harmful policies and legislation. These are OUR children that comprise the public school population. The political and social elite continue to neglect our public schools while sending THEIR children to private institutions.
We must join this fight together before it’s too late. If we continue down this road I fear for our future generations and the impact a poor education will have on them. We can cover our eyes and pretend the problems don’t exist. We can look the other way and hope others will solve the problems, or every parent and every teacher can make their voices heard and demand change. Teachers and parents may not realize it, but they hold the power to force an educational revolution. Together we can save our children and the future of this great country.