QUOTE(forumreader @ Apr 12 2006, 07:42 AM)
However, I think the real solution would require a radical overhaul of the public education system in this country.
I think that is what is trying to be accomplished. One of the ads shown on the show said something like...why are we in a school system that is designed for 1956 when it is 2006.
It was also mentioned that we are more separate than equal when it comes to public education. On the show 2 schools swapped to see what the other students had access to and it was amazing. One school was a poor school and the other was in an upscale suburban neighborhood. There really was no comparison between the pools, music program, condition of the school, etc...
Folsom schools look like they're doing pretty well. Empire Oaks has high test scores along with some other elementary schools and Folsom High did great.
Today will be a follow-up and more will be discussed.
One of the key issues is that we are the number 1 country and it will not continue if the public education system isn't changed.