Parents in USA need to be champions of their education, not the government?
It is easy to blame the government for not doing a good job of education, but if it matters to the parents they need to get in charge here. When I asked a S Korean friend of mine why they have such excellent students - do they have a great education system ? he replied " No! We have Nagging Moms. They push us for excellence" One could debate about the extent of pushiness- but truly that will only work.