“The Public Schools and the Public Mood” by Carl F. Kaestle (February) offers an interesting perspective on the course of public education from its inception to the present. If, indeed, we have created a system that, despite constant attempts at reform, remains stagnant, we must think long and hard before we move on.
We are attempting to make great strides in education reform in Mississippi. We have invested a great deal of thought in planning our “Mississippi’s Best” program, and it is one in which we take great pride. We hope we can succeed where others have failed to bring about changes to meet the educational problems that face each generation. We have no choice. The future of every child in America depends on it.