My husband and I were talking about the importance of good foundations, when he told me a story. He said he read in a carpentry book that the first important lesson for a carpentry student is to build their own workbench. They have to make it “true.” If not, everything they make on that bench will end up with a warp to match the bench’s flaw.

We can’t keep overlooking and underspending with regard to the early years of education. K-12 is vitally important to our country, our economy, our future. Not to mention that moral imperative thing.

We need a “true” K-12 system if we don’t want to warp everything we build.