It seems to me that Gov Perry is TRYING to do the right thing. As we have seen with other basically Conservative/Republican governors...the pressure from the press, the Obama administration and the big money progressives (Bill Gates, Buffett and Soros) it is very hard to stand your ground. Then you add in the left leaning courts and the NEA; that makes it almost impossible. I don't have kids but I would stand with anyone who wants to home school their kids or send them to "other than" public schools. That will be the only way to stop them in the long run. The Fed helps fund public schools according to how many students are in the system. No kids...no funding. Detroit pays kids to show on the count day!