It is perhps ironic, perhaps not (I am speculating some) that we can look at the same issue - that of the forces at work determining how we are to educate our children in the future (the issue here is power, not education), and not only be in opposition, but in opposition with both of us convinced that we are the one fighting the interests of powerful institutional forces, and pinning our hopes on power at the grassroots level.
From my perspective, I am the one in luck. As the educational system in the US is designed so as to retain much of the power at the grassroots level- local government, locally elected school boards, etc. There is more common sense, than vision, determining outcomes at that level. Which is fine with me, and exactly as it should be.
We, of course, happen to be living in the best of all possible worlds ;)