We dumb down young people's education early by suggesting that in democracy it's one vote for every one person.
The Texas revolt was seeded by the efforts of nearly three dozen district superintendents who began meeting in 2006 and produced a joint statement about their vision for the future of education.
How much can schools—under the best of circumstances—affect young people's lives and drives? In many ways I've spent 50 years exploring the answer to that.
See the pattern on the rug? It grows clearer every day. It is not about improving education. It is not about helping our society become more literate and better educated. Follow the money. We are indeed a nation at risk.
Denver: If you go out that-a-way, visit the Jefferson County Open School. Begun in 1970, it's a precious gem.