It is the case in my district. But again, what is the ultimate outcome you'd like to see? You don't like it when private schools are able to expel misbehaving children and you've noted in the past that you don't like it when public schools are forced to keep such students, so what is the ultimate outcome you wish to see? You seem to be applying a double standard.That is not the case everywhere.
You said "I believe" and belief is the basis of faith, not knowledge.No. Not faith.
That's horrible, but ultimately it is the right of parents to decide where their kid will be taught. I'm all for integration but forced integration and forced busing hasn't led to any major improvements in the education system.To answer I would have to know more. My experience tells me there are many reasons for a private school. In mississippi there's a private school where white parents don't want to go to school with black students.
Then perhaps you should take a look at the study, yourself. The book is called The Beautiful Tree by James Tooley. And PS, the public school system in the countries where the study was conducted had horrible rates of attrition and achievement. The problem isn't bad schools giving phony grades, but rather bad schools tolerating bad habits (i.e. allowing teachers to read a newspaper and/or sleep while the children do busy work). And again, it is the right of parents to send their children to whatever school they deem is appropriate. If stupid parents wish to send their kids to a diploma mill, then we must let them. School choice must triumph over imposed slavery.I don't say there are a large number of schools like that, but there is one with that reason. I would have to know the population better to have any clue as to why. Maybe they give parents the grades they want their students to have. I can't say without knowing more.
And I wonder who was behind such a study. That's pretty condescending and elitist, if you ask me. You're implying teachers and administrators know what's best for a child more so than their own parents.I was listening to a study the other day. Later I'll try and find the link that said most people thoght their school we good, but most would leave if they were given the option. Most favor a charter school, but didn't know what oen was. It is quite possible that many really don't understand the real differences and are just responding to the rhetoric.