If you are concerned about education reform, you should ask yourself what the biggest obstacle is.
Many people love to blame everything on parents. And everybody else likes to blame our mediocre schools on a shortage of money, even though this country spends more per capita than anybody else.
Let’s suppose you have an Education Establishment which is deliberately dumbing down the public schools. (If they weren't deliberately doing it, the decline wouldn’t happen so thoroughly and completely, year after year.) Naturally, this guilty Education Establishment tries to blame bad schools on everything but themselves. (Nobody should not take any of the official excuses seriously. They’re all on the level of Bill Clinton discussing the meaning of “is.”)
I propose all of our problems can be explained simply. Two factors. Our Education Establishment has installed all the dysfunctional ideas they could find or design in our schools. (Here is a short explanation of these ideas: http://www.improve-education.org/id83.html )
Then a second factor came into play. The Education Establishment has successfully bullied, bamboozled, distracted, or narcotized the upper class, the people who run the society, the movers and shakers. That is, they used to be movers and shakers. Now they are passive and useless.
I am fascinated by this dereliction of duty. I believe at one time our noblesse felt more oblige. Now they seem to be perfectly indifferent to the fact that half the society can’t read, not in any real sense. I say these upper-level people should feel more guilt and be more involved. These are, after all, the people used to making decisions and running things.
Summary: this country definitely needs its best and brightest to be an opposition force to our mostly destructive Education Establishment. Discuss this idea with your friends or in your local paper. Fight the power.
For further discussion of these themes, see “K-12: Let The Peasants Eat Popcorn.” https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/05/k12_let_the_peasants_eat_popcorn.html