"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces." ~ James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877
Given the ignorant, reckless and corrupt decisions regarding public education policy these past ten years, it's easy to see where this nation is headed if we don't elect higher quality representation to Congress and our respective state houses.
We will only have ourselves to blame.