There is never a time when we "finally" hit bottom and have nowhere to go but up. We have to take our stand right now, wherever and whenever justice is betrayed.
Congress has far less expertise about school reform than any of the 100,000 schools for which it is now making rules and regulations.
It always surprises me that small class size is understood to be critical to teachers and students knowing each other well by some who then condemn small schools.
It is astonishing to realize the extent to which education debates are now framed and dominated by economists, not by educators or sociologists or cognitive psychologists or anyone else who actually spends time in classrooms.
I had such faith in the abstract when I began teaching. And to my delighted surprise even the children I was told were too deprived to play, or had no language for play, etc., took to it without a single lesson.