The Board of Trustees claim that the large number of National Merit Scholars proves Plano schools are superior. Let’s examine this by analogy. Wall Street banks are making record profits, but that does not mean the American economy is doing well. I am glad the cream of the crop does so well, but the average student would be better served by the neighboring school districts.
Economic trends show our children will face difficult times. Disposable income has dropped from an average of 33% in the 1960’s to less than 2% in the 2000’s. If these trends continue our children will face a life of hardship.
We must do more than fix problems with our school curriculum. Our children must be educated in economics, business, and finance so they can succeed in the difficult times ahead. Our children need a better education in history so they understand how civilizations fail or succeed. Our children must steer their way to success no matter how difficult the circumstances.
Our children can be the leaders who return America to prosperity by first creating a stronger, more prosperous Texas. I have created a roadmap to help our children build a stronger Texas for a stronger America: the Texas Ascendant Campaign.