After letting people discuss the reasons that public education is failing, I swiftly moved the conversation to, "We know the problems, so how do we fix it'". Below describes a few of the thoughts that were discussed.
I'm getting tired of writing so I'll get to the result of the meetings.
1. Start of movement by getting as many people involved with revolutionizing the schools in our community (includes but not limited to parents of school age, school principal and staff, PTA, concerned citizens of the community).
2. Start small and choose one school to support (HCCA has already chosen Beers).
3. Establish concrete goals and measures for success.
4. Develop a strategic plan.5. Implement the plan
Overall the meeting was very production and entertaining. I'm sure the 6, 7, 8, ummmm (whose counting anyways) glasses of wine didn't hurt either. Hopefully we'll see more of our neighbors at the next social.
P.S. This was a kid friendly event. The kids had a great time destroying my basement (my kids did most of the destroying).