Alexandra Leigonover 1 year ago
I believe that elements of Mr. Ayers' statement here will be viewed by many as "leftist", but there are a great many of us who wish these concerns to at least be considered when the federal government is considering changing our education system. No one element of educational change is the only right way to make the system more effective and efficient. My personal support for President Obama's leadership in this effort is based my belief that he will attempt to provide a calmer voice in this maelstrom and that he may be the only person who can effectively promote a compromise between the many warring sides of this argument. All sides of the argument have positive and negative aspects to their intentions and assertions. An open and honest airing of opinions is what is needed. While we may not all agree on the result of such an airing, as in the case of the healthcare bill, I believe the majority of the American people have a clearer understanding of and generally support what the bill is intended to accomplish. I believe this can happen with an education bill. The result may not be the perfect bill to please everyone, but with President Obama serving as facilitator, I believe a bill that fairly and reasonably addresses the issues can be achieved, and it can then be used to further negotiate changes that make it more effective over time. In any case, I have resolved to participate as best I can in the conversation. Forwarding this statement, and others, to those charged with constructing this bill is my contribution to the conversation.