For more than a decade, the American public has carped and complained about the condition of American education. Some have gone so far as to wring their hands over the apparent futility of reform efforts. Overall, the nation has found the state of its public elementary and secondary education unacceptable. It has especially lamented the tragic condition of urban public schools, yet it docs not seem to know what to do about it.
Wood, Robert, "Looking for Help Long Overdue: Where Has Higher Education Been?" (1993). Higher Education. 115.