If we got rid of public schools, the flood gates of innovation would be opened up and an entire ecosystem of options could emerge. I think it would be better for everyone, for parents, teachers and students. It would be especially good for people who are tired of paying property taxes into a black hole and those being forced to pay to educate other people's kids, as well as those who's kids have already grown.
12/01/2012 From the Japanese Tea Garden on Monte Sano, I discuss the problems that occur when we only seek symptomatic relief. I suggest ways that we can return to practices such as Tai Chi for treatment of our underlying physical and emotional problems.
Political action is not the road to effective change. The way to really change society is to start with yourself, your own groups, your own businesses and work your way out. The further away from your self you get, the less of a chance you have of changing anything.