Oprah is doing a two part show on this topic. I caught the tail end of yesterday's show and will definitely be watching today. Her timing (as with the male sexual abuse) never fails. Here is the link. There is a lot ot read and see there. Some exerpts: Bill and Melinda Gates point to an obsolete education—built for the industrial age, not the digital age—as a keystone to the problem. The Gates Foundation pointedly asks, "What good is it for kids to graduate in 2006 from a school system that was designed for 1956?" They also did a "School Swap" between students. Time Magazine is also all over schools this week. The Byline: The number of high school students who leave before graduating is higher--much higher--than you think. Inside one town's struggle to reverse the tide Like Oprah, I believe that is does not matter if my kids go to a great school while so many kids across the nation go to crappy schools. Until we can guarantee every child a excellent education, we will reap what we sow. I am interested in speaking on the state of American education.