For some reason there is anger in the air. It's Sunday, a day of peace and tranquility, so why take it out on our public schools? Because they are not performing competitively, that's why. Most schools from grades 1 to 12 fail to teach our kids much of anything. They are producing a product that is uncompetitive in the marketplace. Somewhere between kindergarten and 12th grade youngsters are supposed to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic. Instead they are producing high school graduates that can't read, can't write, and can't add 2+2.
These graduates arrive at college unable to sign their own names, so they are immediately put into REMEDIAL classes. This is a joke. Most of these college freshman underachievers drop out the first year. Half of the rest drop out the next year, and only a small percentage, very small percentage, actually graduate from college.
Let's get rid of PUBLIC SCHOOLS. They are very expensive and they don't get good results. There are (at least) five good reasons to close them all and start over:
(1) State and Federal spending on Public Schools has been corrupted and is now ineffective. The present reimbursement systems do not work and they are a significant burden on taxpayers.
(2) It is time that elementary, middle, and high schools have to COMPETE for students.
(3) Teachers that MERIT promotion pay should get it. Teachers that don't MERIT promotion should be eased out of the system.
(4) Administrators (District Superintendents, Principals, Vice Principals, etc.) should be paid on a MERIT scale and no more than twice to three times the average teacher's pay in their district.
(5) Students should be PAID for the grade they achieve. The student's pay should go to their parents or guardian. Parents apparently MUST be rewarded for their kid's achievement in order to obtain their support.
And . . . . . ?