The future of schools is in the hands of the people that use them.
Due to the slow rate of change people are making hard choices about what is best for their children and seeking out better options. In some cases, people are starting their own schools with the intent of reinventing or rethinking them.
People that are interested in effecting lasting change in schools have had the greatest success using an entrepreneurial approach. They are creating small, tailored educational environments that fill the need of a specific group of people. This kind of activism is consistent with what is happening in other industries such as technology start-ups, restaurants, and retail.
How long will this continue? Until equilibrium is reached. Institutional breakdown or general dissatisfaction will lead to the development of new educational models for students, schools, and school systems that aligns with what parents want for their children.