Special interest groups are moving in to certain towns and taking control of the school boards. These special interest groups are taking money away from public schools and finding ways to funnel this money into the schools that benefit their own children. In one town, an elementary school has already been closed and their is talk of combining the middle and high school. Many of the younger teachers in the public schools will soon be out of work. Many of the services needed by public school children will soon be eliminated.
This scenario is not fiction. It is currently taking place on Long Island, in an affluent district. The problem is that the parents of the public school children are not necessarily the wealthier ones. Many are not educated. Many are immigrants and have no way to voice their concerns. Their children will suffer.
New York City schools are in trouble and so are schools in other parts of the state and the country. I don't have an answer to the problem, but there has got to be one out there. This country needs the bright youth of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. This cannot happen without proper education.