There is no "alternative idea" to "make them listen". They're not going to listen, beyond whatever crumbs and lip service they are willing to give out, solely for PR purposes.
Look at their actions. Look at what they did with the medical marijuana petition -- it had a SHIT TON of people behind it... and still they repurposed it into toilet paper.
Those people are not there to serve you. They exist and vye for power to farm you, to profit from you, and to punish you if you disobey them. That's what they do. That's why they live like kings and have all sorts of privileges, while you and I don't.
Reality sucks sometimes, but one is ALWAYS better off accepting it. Only when one acknowledges that one's compass is broken, can one start walking in the right direction.
It's not my fault. It's not your fault. The reality is, if you want great education for your kids, enroll them in a private school like a Montessori school, or unschool / homeschool them. Public school is where brains go to die of boredom and numbness. This is by design (look at John Taylor Gatto's research on the matter -- the man is a multi-condecorated ex-public school teacher).