... Whether the average person has the courage to face up to the truth and demand change is another matter entirely. In the case of public schools apparently the public is prepared to accept any level of incompetence. The public is perfectly willing to accept the most obvious of lies as long as it makes them feel good and someone else can be blamed for their own lack of responsibility.
I won't quote the source, as it might bias the reaction to it, but I learned something recently I found interesting:
In most European nations, the governments are afraid of the citizens. It's because the citizens are willing to risk general strikes, walkouts, and other grass roots actions to implement change and express their displeasure. The US doesn't have that attitude, at least not since the 60's and 70's. The citizens are afraid of the government. Also, we're so busy being good little consumers, and so afraid of anything that might disrupt our precarious cash flow, that we meekly accept any hogwash that's shoved down our throats.
That is a generalization, but I think there is a lot of truth in it.
Hey, wait a minute, I said I wouldn't put any political crap on this site. YOU TRICKED ME! I DIDN'T MEAN TO SAY IT!! NEVER MIND!