Many years ago I read an article about a boy who graduated first in his class in a Washington, D.C., high school and was not accepted into any of the colleges to which he applied.
The June 26, 2006 Dallas Morning News had an article about a girl who graduated from a high school south of Dallas with a low B average and was surprised she needed three remedial classes in Math and one in English when she went to college.
These children suffered from the discrepancy between the educational standards of their communities and the level of preparation needed to succeed in college.
The Timeless Way Foundation is working to help communities achieve the educational standards their children will need to succeed in the challenging world of global competition.
At the other end of the spectrum we have graduates of the most prestigious universities in America destroying the corporations they run and ruining the pubic affairs with which they have been entrusted. They might be smart, but they cannot make good decisions.
Between these extremes are the children of the shrinking middle class. They must find some path to survive in the middle in spite of bad advice from public officials and the destructive actions of corporations.
All the children of America need a better education. If they cannot find a way to survive the difficult years ahead, then America cannot survive.
Our children should do more than survive, they should thrive. With the right education and the right intention we can have a Renaissance in America, and we can start with a Texas Renaissance, which I call TBAR, the Texas Business and Arts Renaissance.
The world is changing so rapidly we cannot predict what the future will look like. We must prepare our children for a future beyond our imagination. We must prepare our children to be tomorrow's leaders. We need a plan to meet this goal and I call this project TLR, the Texas Leadership Revolution.
Our work on community building and education at the Timeless Way Institute led us to the Winding Spring Process of Education. Public education is such a complex issue that the Timeless Way Foundation was created to focus on this issue.