Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Don't get me wrong. I'm no enemy of the classroom. Or even the public school, in principle. That said, there are so many things broken in public education that I'm not sure a real solution can be achieved at this point without school choice.
You don't usually choose your child's doctor by whichever one's office is closest. I'm not sure why your child's education should be any different.
I know in my kid's school district we had a choice whether or not we wanted our son to attend our home school,(the school closest to the house) another school, or a charter. So, at least in my area choice exists. I think we need to invest more in our schools and our teachers. Teachers need better pay, math and science need to be better emphasized, and, we need to reinvest in the arts.