[QUOTE=cr726;4495982]Honestly it's more of a parent problem. Parents want "their" changes and are usually not informed and angry.[/QUOTE]
I agree parents are to blame as well hence the picture I posted but then that also says that we can throw all the money in the world at the problem and nothing will change. The solution in my opinion is school choice/vouchers which will give parents that care a vote in school politics by opening up the market. It also allows them to move their kids out of bad districts when they can't afford to move. The other thing that is needed is to empower the teachers to disipline kids and get away from this rediculous "no one can fail/everyone is a winner" mentality that has pervaded this country.
That is what is needed to improve education. Now on the other side, administrations need to be reduced, the federal government is too big to make decisions that are local by nature so they need to butt out and leave it to the states, budgets and curriculums need to be reevaluated to get money as close to the student as possible and to teach them actual skills like reading, writing, math, computers, science, HISTORY, and leave the liberal indoctrination at the door.