Currently, the Democrats are doing the most constructive job of improving America educationally. The Republicans are still trying to force schools to teach unproven and outdated ideology.
Of course, there is still much work to be done before real improvements will be seen. Obstructionism and dogma are hard things to overcome.
Trying new things and testing new ideas are hard and most people just want to stick with, "But, that's the way we've always done it"! mentality.
Some things ARE tried and true, but most aren't.
What I would really like to see is a united AMERICAN party and people get out and study the issues and really vote on things.