Thank you, Mr. Cable for this article. I am a parent of 3 kiddos, and I am deeply concerned about what is happening to our public schools. Instead of fueling his own political aspirations, Governor Daniels needs to SIT DOWN and LISTEN to the teachers. Completely fund Full Day Kindergarten and preschool programs to give children the start they need to be successful in school, particularly those most in need. Give the teachers smaller classes so that they can spend more time with my child, meeting his individual needs and moving him forward using the ways he learns best. Lastly, leave control of the schools to parents, educators, school boards, and communities who know best what their school needs. I am staunch advocate of public schools. My kids have had amazing teachers who care deeply for them and go above and beyond my expectations to help them learn. 21 of the lowest performing 25 schools in Indiana are charter schools. Our state superintendent's wife is a new schools developent consultant for the Indiana Charter Schools Association. There are so many other factors causing this push for "reform." Let's hold our politicians accountable and let them know we are watching carefully how they take care of our kids!