Are We There Yet?

New blog on public education

I just finished writing a book about public education called “Betrayed.” The book attempts to answer the question of why so many classrooms aren’t effective for the students. My vision of the problems changed completely as I conducted this research.

With the November election coming, however, some parts of the book are time sensitive. Therefore, with Virginia's permission, I'm telling you about a blog I began called “Betrayed,” located at
I’ve begun posting excerpts and information from the book – parts that I think are pertinent to voter decisions.

In my view, fixing the problems will take a revision of philosophy. It isn’t just about math (although math is a good place to begin the conversation), it isn’t really about the budget, and it isn’t about the teachers most of us see every day.

Children, parents, teachers, businesses and the nation itself are being betrayed by an establishment that is focused on data, products, money and proof. The children are not being well educated, and their parents are not being informed. I believe the needed changes aren’t coming any time soon. I wrote the book so that parents would be better equipped to take whichever steps are necessary in order to properly educate their children.

I hope you’ll visit. I hope you’ll comment. I’d like to learn from you. Comment anonymously if you like, but if you choose to use your name, I won’t quote you unless I have your express permission. You can also reach me at

My goal is to give you information you don’t have.
Knowledge is power.

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