We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
All joking aside, the days of the public school system in America are numbered. Right now, all we are doing is shifting little criminals from one school to another. And besides the sex, drugs, weapons, and general chaos; the curriculum is horrible. The kids learn almost nothing.
The only good answer is to close the public school system altogether. Get rid of all those shiftless overpaid bureaucrats, leftist firebrands, illegal aliens, and the gang-banger mentality that pervades every public school nowadays.
If parents have to pay for their own children's education, you had better believe that they will take it much more seriously. And cost isn't a problem anyway; with a few months of the closing of the public schools, you would find hundreds of free church schools, with volunteer teachers. And those little black snots that love to destroy the classroom would be on the street.
But the government isn't going to take this lying down. So what they have come up with is the "on-line" high school; so that kids can be remotely tracked, controlled, and evaluated.
This is what they hope will keep the gravy train running.
In reality, it's an Orwellian nightmare that ensures political correctness, and social control. Smart parents will home school, or Church school, without government oversight.
The secret is out, yet the bureaucracy persists. They never sleep, as not only their status but their very jobs are on the line. We have our own jobs and other affairs of daily to manage and can only push back with occasional shoves.
Shove away. Sometimes it helps.
Assistant Village Idiot