(02-27-2013, 11:16 AM)Beau Wrote: The alternativs are already there. My kids are currently in a public school but only because the school is small and when a parent speaks the school listens.
Next year they may be in a private or charter school. It all depends on if I move or not. Homeschooling is being considered also.
First point is you said get rid of public schools,I assume meaning all of them,so we are not talking about one familys kids we are talking hundreds of thousands,now where do you come up with private or charter schools in that number.
second point I have a friend that is a charter school principal and her husband is a dean of students in a Catholic school, both of these institutions also have many problems.
at the charter school every parent seems to think the school and sports should be run only as they think and the public meetings often turn into shouting matches,I will add that another friend took his kids out of a Lutheran school for this very reason,everyone pulling in a different direction.
third point we homeschooled our children through the seventh grade and evidently did alright ,my son and daughter are juniors in public school and take the hardest classes they can get and was told two weeks ago that she is 12th and he is 32nd in their class of 430.
But I don't think homeschool is for everyone I sure would not have tried it if it was not for my wife who is an excelent teacher, and it was a tremendous amount of work for her.
I think some people think educating children is a breeze and that all a public school system needs is a kick in the pants and be told to get with the program.
Or that private or charter schools have no problems.
Its easy to beat up on the public system,but give it a try yourself and see.