That, Doyle, is a synonym for the reasons I offered sa to why public education effectiveness is circling the drain.
"If you are talking about one-on-one education, then you are talking about trying to bail out the Titanic with an eyedropper."
The only example of one-on-one education I offered was home schooling - your eye dropper approach was tried by my daughter and her husband with my two grandchildren. They were able to sustain the effort, using home schooling materials of instruction, prepared by their local school district for a year, then income realities forced them to stop. Yes it is an eye dropper approach, but IF thousands, or millions of eye droppers worked simultaneously, it could have a measurable effect. The real problem with the eye dropper approach is that individuals back it, not institutions with external funding. Hence, it is destined to have a short life cycle.
"The only way to stop this insanity is to stop it at it sources. That is to encourage the politicians who promote this type of political educational thinking, and anyone one else who facilitates such, to find themselves a new job out of education, and out of politics."
As to "stoping it at its sources" (my many headed Hydra) how would you suggest that be done - at the ballot box? That is what you suggest. But, with so little interest in educational improvement being heard these days in WDC, the politicians who default education policy to HEW, the Office of Education, ECS and others who foster the current system are the proverbial foxes guarding the henhouse. Why would they vote against a system in which they have a vested interest; that interest being in dumbing down the people and retaining their jobs, health insurance and lucrative pensions?
That brings us full circle back to my grass roots approach described earlier. I have seen it work, it does work and it can work again since it is sponsored by the people and not by the politicians.
The core problem underlying all other problems in America is Education. Yet, Congress spends its time chasing field mice in SF, writing commendation letters for MJ, funding the study of goose blood, etc. . . . .
It's one thing to say, get rid of the b*st*rds; it's another to actually do it. So, how do we mobilize the voters - all of them?
What say you?