Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
but look at the student performance scores from states with teachers unions and those without, and for the most part, states with teachers' unions performed better - according to student testing outcomes - than schools in states that are without such unions
that tells me the teachers' unions are not the problem with the ed system
I'm surprised you do not allow students to switch public schools, it is how it works here. I see no reason they should not be able to. What if a school does not offer a course you need?
Perhaps this could be one of those compromise thingies people keep referring to.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
If it turns out that the local public school offers the best quality at the lowest price, then that is the school that will attract the most customers.