It is a shame what politicians are doing to us and to our children. The really sad part is how unaware many people are of the decisions we are actually in control of.
These days, people have taken a back seat – giving politicians the right to the driver's seat as it relates to education. We as parents need to step up our game and take our place, which is on the driver's side.
We know the problems. Now we need to do something about this – to change the dropout rates, unemployment rates, crime rates. We can stop schools from closing, summer programs from ending, and teachers from being fired. We need more parents to get involved in parent groups in the communities and schools. But our leaders must be strong.