I tend to favor something in the other direction. IMO, the single biggest hurdle to kids getting a good public education is the lack of ability to get rid of trouble making students. n These trouble makers suck up more resources and time then everybody else combined... resources and time that should be spent on students who WANT to be there and who WANT to learn.
People prattle on about the student's right to an education. Ok, let's run with that. The trouble making a-hole has no right to deprive my good student to their chance at a good education.
I say kick them the eff out of school and better spend the resources and time on the majority who want to be there. The "bang for the buck" increase will be phenomenal.
Those "left behind" will be relatively few, and most of them aren't really salvageable anyway.