As for "we can not continue to give these people a free pass on their ignorance."
. . .As I have said before on this board, this problem can only be addressed through
education, starting in our grade schools to middle schools to High Schools and
will only succeed if started by grass roots movements throughout the country at
the local level; movements that start at the school, move to the school district
and from there move to County and State movements, spurred on by and modeled by
successes at lower levels. The many heads of the Public Education Hydra are simply
too enormous, too well funded and too entrenched to attack them directly.
The biggest challenge is that with the passage of time, there are fewer and fewer
"right minded" people to start such local efforts since more and more potentially
"right minded" candidates are the product of the very education system they
might otherwise want to overthrow.
That, I think, is the real problem - the momentum and resistance to change that
the current approach to public school education delivery has behind it.
We are talking about something that may never change, Doyle, unless the change
is initiated at, and takes place through - charter schools, home schooling or religious
Public education, as we knew and know it, may well be lost.