D. ConclusionEpilogue to A Blueprint for Great Schools, Version 2.0.
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The California Way, as described by A Blueprint for Great Schools: Version 2.0, will not always be an easy one. But we are inspired by the progress that we have made over the last four years:
with the California Standards, a groundbreaking new funding system for schools (the Local Control Funding Formula), the foundation for a new accountability system that focuses on support for continuous improvement, and much more.
We have shown that Californians working together can make great strides for students!
We also know that we have a long way to go. A Blueprint for Great Schools: Version 2.0 lays out the next steps that must be taken.
We are inspired by the commitment of educators, parents, and students in schools throughout the state, and we are encouraged by the outpouring of energy, good will, and excellent ideas from stakeholders within and outside the education system. In his "Call to Action," Superintendent Torlakson cited the wonderful African proverb: "If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." Let's go far and as rapidly as possible as we travel together on The California Way. The rewards for our children and their future will certainly be great.