While right-wing governors impose cuts on the public schools and lay off thousands of teachers, the corporate reformers are strangely silent, perhaps because the dramatic reductions in the education budget are accompanied by cuts to corporate/business taxes.
We need something to fight FOR, not just against. The billionaires' reforms take us backward, so what would forward look like?
If Gov. Walker succeeds, there will be no organized voice to oppose his "reform" plans. He can raise the income cap on vouchers, letting everyone leave the public schools if they choose.
I fear we're back, public-policy-wise, to the year I was born, 1931, when most of what we know as the American dream was still to come.
There really is a bipartisan consensus on education reform. It happens to be the Republican agenda of the past 30 years.