The Stage Is Set
Four major societal trends have set the stage for the American people to get involved in helping shape the future of our public schools. These trends include the loss of confidence in our political leaders, growing concern about the growth of government, latent opposition to the education reform agenda and our innate need to make a difference. I believe that the synergy being created by these trends is moving our nation toward a tipping point in which our citizens will say enough is enough. We want our schools back. All that remains is for them to become aware of the extent to which our children are being over-tested, our teachers are physically exhausted and emotionally demoralized and our tax dollars are being diverted by our elected representatives to replace our public schools with a privately managed, free-market system of education.