As a former superintendent of Milwaukee’s public schools, Howard Fuller is well-acquainted with the dysfunctional bureaucracies, disdain of parents and difficulties parents and even parents groups can face in improving the quality of education for their children. This is why he has spent much of the past two decades working to expand options such as vouchers and charter schools — and ultimately, make parent power a reality.

In this 2006 video clip, adapted from a longer videocast produced by the Cascade Policy Institute, the chairman of the Black Alliance for Educational Options expresses a righteous fury that is sometimes missing among inside-the-Beltway school reformers and can often be found among the Phillip Jacksons and other grassroots activists. Watch, listen and realize that a little indignation is well-deserved on behalf of our children. The key is to turn that indignation into reform-minded action.