NYC Mom Demands School Choice Cash
Dianne Payne has a good idea. I've said something along these lines before, but I knew better then, as I do now, than to think that someone in government will ever be willing to give up some of the power they have over our lives. Ms. Payne will probably spin her wheels for a while, get so discouraged she won't be able to follow through with what she has started (through no fault of her own), and eventually her children will be out of public school and it won't matter anymore. I wish there were enough parents willing to voice this very concern to their elected representatives so they would listen and actually do something about it. This type of fight would be better fought as someone would fight a class action lawsuit... The more people fed up with "government business as usual" the less wheel spinning you'll do. And, to top that off, the elected officials will have to worry quite a bit about their keeping their jobs come re-election time if they don't do what their constituents want.
But why would they want to do that? To be an elected official all you have to do is tell people you'll do what they want you to do and then ignore their frustration as you do the opposite, right?