Miss America: I think everyone should eat right, sit up straight, and have love in their hearts for all mankind.
Karl Dean: I want everyone to stay in school and get a good education.
Good grief!! I know Karl dean is a decent, well intended guy but lets dispense with the platitudes and start empowering parents by giving them real choices. We have had enough meaningless "pledges from Nashville Leaders" to reduce dropouts. They are silly exercises in self aggrandizement that accomplish nothing. SOMETHING HAS TO ACTUALLY CHANGE!!!