Sometimes I look at what Kshama Sawant has done with the minimum wage movement, and I really think that I ought to be doing something similar, running for local office, trying to push for change. But I’m honestly not sure what changes I would want badly enough to fight for with that passion / time / energy commitment.
Am ranting in another thread about the homework requirements for elementary school students — I care about that one, and I think it’s really hard to change that kind of thing because as people’s kids age out, the parents stop focusing on it, so bad patterns remain for a long time. But that’s just a single issue; doesn’t seem enough to build a political career on, even if that’s what I wanted to do.
I’d love to decouple public schools from property taxes, but I’d have no idea where to even start with that one. And, of course, I have books to write, classes to teach, children to raise….I dunno. But sometimes I wonder if I’m doing the wrong thing, in the wrong place.