In California, teachers who teach the core subjects have to teach to a pacing guide. They do not have time for re-indoctrination. Ever wonder why Mr. Olson focus only on the bad school districts? Yes, there are some, but there are also school districts who are making headway to improve the quality of education. You can create all the charter schools, private schools you want. But what really makes a difference in a student education is their family. How important is education to the parents. I've seen parents who have 48" screen tv (that they pay big money for), but no computer in the house. I have a 32" tv and four computers in my house. Until you have walk in the shoes of a teacher Mr. Olson and others have no idea what they are saying.