Here, Irving H. Buchen projects the future of public education for the next 25 years. He identifies and examines the major drivers of change, profiles all the critical educational constituencies, and offers a number of common sense solutions to current and subsequent problems. Buchen also provides scenarios of solutions to prove that new approaches are doable and viable. The Future of the American School System will: Identify the major drivers of change, Profile the roles of the major players, Define and offer solutions to the major problems, Express those solutions in scenario form, Pinpoint the rallying points for collective action. This book will be of interest to teachers, administrators, professional staff, school board members, parents, departments and professors of education, and all elected officials.